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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.WINEMAKING & VINTAGE NOTES
2020 was a special year for the vines, with a very sunny spring and an early budburst which gave cause for concern when, in mid-April, the temperatures ventured below the fateful zero degree mark. But thanks to the dedication and commitment of the team, the harvesting period was entered into with reasonable optimism.
In the Centre-Loire vineyards, the harvest was very early but took place in good conditions thanks largely to the monitoring of the ripening plot-by-plot. The extremely hot weather required picking the grapes very early in the morning to ensure they remained in good condition, thereby preventing the risk of oxidation in the press. The grapes showed a lovely maturity level and good health, with intense aromas and a lovely freshness. This is a year of very good quality in the white wines, with relatively low alcohol levels indicating a good balance.TASTING NOTES
A crystalline robe with gold-pale reflections. On the nose, a wide range of fragrances, from vegetal with ivy and acacia to fruity with peach and lychee. A fresh start, opening for persistent mineral and fruity notes with a lingering finish on the palate.