"LA PETITE PERRIÈRE" ROSÉ
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 our family have worked to create our signature Saget La Petite Perrière wines- melding the perfect balance, a blend of richness and elegance via the meticulous selection of grapes, expertly crafted by our skilled winemakers for the La Perrière wines. The new designation of Vin de France offered us the opportunity to explore and discover the ideal balance between the fruitiness of those 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. La Petite Perrière Pinot Noir is largely sourced from our own estate vineyards in Touraine (Loire Valley) and a part of the blend is sourced from the South of France through our long term partners and thus the sourcing for our la Petite Perrière Rosé is the same.
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.WINEMAKING & VINTAGE NOTES
2021 was a year affected by unpredictable weather conditions which proved particularly demanding for the technical team. In the Centre-Loire vineyards, the harvest was exceptionally small. After another spell of frost at the start of the spring, this year also brought hail which caused further damage to some of the vines. Then heavy rainfall at the start of the summer inevitably made the crop vulnerable to mildew. The harvest was entered into somewhat anxiously, with grapes in a fragile state of health. The volumes finally brought in were historically low.
In Touraine, in the Mesland area, 2021 will also be remembered as being a very difficult year. After an early budburst in March, two spells of frosts in April and May destroyed most of the buds. As in the Centre-Loire, the unsettled weather that followed created conditions propitious to mildew that had to be battled week after week. In the end, the few plots that were saved had to be harvested earlier than planned to protect them from further deterioration due to rain.TASTING NOTES
Pinot Noir is a fragile and demanding grape, but it produces rosé wines of great finesse. This uncommon rosé is best young, full of fruit and freshness. With notes of sour cherry, raspberry, gooseberry with hints of spiciness, it is a jaunty and original wine that will leave you thirsty for more. To drink as an aperitif with summer salads or grilled chicken but also with Chinese dishes.