"MARIE DE BEAUREGARD" CHINON
Saget La Perrière
100% Cabernet Franc
Marie de Beauregard Vouvray comes from an estate located in the village of “La Roche Corbon” near the city of Vouvray. Saget La Perrière has a partnership with this estate for over 10 years. Bruno Mineur, winemaker, selects the best of the estate grown grapes for blending and maturing. The name “Marie de Beauregard” is a homage to the first owner’s wife of the water mill where the wines are aged. Stretching from one side of the country to the other, the river of kings has been the homeland of the Saget family for nine generations. Originally from Pouilly-sur-Loire, we decided over twenty years ago to head off in search of other treasures that our beautiful wine region could offer. Over the years, our quest led us along both banks of the river, reaching out to local winegrowers and terroirs. Saget La Perrière signature brands epitomize the hallmark accessibility and freshness of Loire wines. Our wines embrace a unique showcase range of Loire appellations; from its original home in Pouilly sur Loire to Sancerre, Chinon, Vouvray, Anjou & Muscadet forming an unprecedented collection across the Loire Valley.
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
Grapes are mechanically harvested in September and very carefully sorted so as to avoid any vegetal trace. Before being put in the vat, the grapes are de-stalked and crushed. A five day pre-fermented maceration enables a slow abstraction of the phenolic compounds. A regulated vinification with a maximal 82°F peak and minimal mechanical intervention enables the extraction of very silky tannins.AGEING
The wine is barrel aged for nine months in 2nd use French oak and very rarely new oak to let the wine breathe while developing more structure and fruity aromas.TASTING NOTES
On the eye, a garnet red wine with intense ruby tints. The nose is powerful, peonies mingle with slightly roasted notes.
The palate is round and delicious, with vanilla and spices in the foreground followed by the powerful entrance of blackberries and blueberries. It should get even more balanced over time.