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"LA PETITE PERRIÈRE" SAUVIGNON BLANC
Saget La Perrière
Vin de France
100% Sauvignon Blanc
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 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 Petite 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. Through our extensive experience with Sauvignon Blanc, the master of the Loire Valley, we have been able to explore and express this grape varietal’s many facets and full potential. Our skilled wine-makers have gone to great lengths to secure the best Sauvignon Blancs in France in order to expertly craft a wine with perfect balance, a blend of richness and elegance. La Petite Perrière Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from our own estate vineyards in the Loire and our long-term partners in the South of France.
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.TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES
The 43 hectares of La Perrière are heavily dominated by Sauvignon Blanc, planted over roughly 38 hectares. All the 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.
In the Centre-Loire vineyards, the 2021 harvest was exceptionally small. After another spell of frost at the start of the spring, this year also brought hail which caused damage to some of the vines. A heavy rainfall at the start of the summer inevitably made the grapes vulnerable to mildew. Grapes were in a fragile state of health as the harvest began and the volumes finally brought in were historically low.
Great care and attention are taken at harvest time; half of the Sauvignon Blancs are picked by hand. A first sorting, carried out in the vineyard, ensures that only the grapes that have reached the desired maturity level are retained. Grapes are then taken to the cellars to undergo a short, cold, pre-fermentation maceration before being pressed and fermented. Aging on fine lees lasts for approximately 3-4 months before bottling in early spring.TASTING NOTES
Lovely intense, pale gold color. On the nose, there is an explosion of very ripe, yellow and exotic fruit aromas. Clean and refreshing on the palate with notes of melon and a mineral frame. This wine can be enjoyed when young but will also age well for 1-2 years after bottling.
Pairs perfectly with antipasti, bruschetta, goat cheese, ham pastry or an arugula salad.