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"LA PETITE PERRIÈRE" PINOT NOIR
Saget La Perrière
Vin de France
100% Pinot Noir
In 1790, the Saget family embarked upon a long history dedicated to vines and wine, firmly placing Saget among just a handful of estates that can enjoy their third successive century of business.
Generations of the Saget family have worked to create their signature Saget La Perrière wines - melding the perfect balance, a blend of richness and elegance via the meticulous selection of grapes, expertly crafted by their skilled winemakers for the La Petite Perrière wines. The new designation of Vin de France offered them the opportunity to explore and discover the ideal balance between the fruitiness of the varieties grown in the south and their acidity when produced in the northern region (Loire) and thus La Petite Perrière wines were created. The Vin de France designation is utilized for the entire La Petite Perrière range.
All Saget La Perriere vineyards are certified HVE3 which encourages vineyards to focus on increasing biodiversity, decreasing the negative environmental impact of their phytosanitary strategy, managing their fertilizer inputs and improving water management.
La Petite Perrière Pinot Noir is largely sourced from the Saget family’s estate vineyards in Touraine (Loire Valley) and a part of the blend is sourced from the South of France through long term partners.
Only five of the 43 hectares of La Perrière are Pinot Noir, which are used for either reds or rosés. Pinot Noir grapes are more expressive on clay-limestone soils which produce soft and generous wines.
All La Perrière vineyards are sustainably managed using soil tillage and grass cover. This region and its rolling hills provide great exposure, which helps the grapes attain exceptional maturity.
It is important that Pinot Noir grapes mature well, so meticulous work is carried out each year to achieve this. De-budding, leaf thinning and green harvesting are commonly carried out to enable the grapes to attain better concentration.
100% of the Pinot Noirs are picked by hand. This first sorting carried out in the vineyard ensures that only the grapes that have reached the desired maturity level are retained. They are then sorted a second time upon arrival at the winery before going into vats which are specially adapted for the “extraction” of this delicate grape variety. After spending three weeks in vat, the wines are aged in barrels for six months before being bottled.
Crimson hue with ruby tints. The fairly powerful nose exudes notes of morello cherries and red berries, which are followed by an array of spice and vanilla aromas. This luscious, well-balanced wine is lovely and light on entry to the palate where it replays the fruity and spicy notes found on the nose.
Pairs well with charcuterie, white meat and cheese.