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sancerreSaget la Perrière is a 9th Generation family owned and managed winery in the Loire Valley and has belonged to the Saget group since 1996. Under the leadership of brothers  Jean-Louis and Christian, the company which owns 99 acres of Sauvignon Blanc and 10 acres of Pinot Noir in the AOC Sancerre,  strives for the best expressions of Sauvignon Blanc – Sancerre, Pouilly-Fumé – and Pinot Noir.

Their domaines in Verdigny-Sancerre spread out in the most prestigious and most beautiful appellation in the Loire, renowned for both its terroir, its wines and for the magical site where the winery stands and where the vineyards are grown.  Magical because the wines are aged in a 200 million years old cave where generations of troglodytes thrived before history even began, and which can be visited today.  

For their Vin de France designation  utilized for the La Petite Perrière, Saget sources grapes from their estate vineyards in Touraine as well as from multiple regions in France, notably the south of France.  The fruitiness of the varieties grown in the south balances perfectly well the acidity of their northern  (Loire) counterpart. 

Domaine de la Perrière Sancerre 2013  $25.99 100% Sauvignon Blanc from the 106 acres of the estate’s Sancerre vineyards, located in the flinty soil districts of Bannay, Verdigny, Saint-Satur, Crézancy and Vinon, natural fermentation  and three months aging in fine lees results in a pale yellow color wine with green hues. On the nose there are grassy and floral aromas mixed with citrus fruit. On the palate, a stark minerality is balanced with freshness and depth with an exquisite ending of white flowers and lemon zest. Pairs perfectly with seafood and shellfish, ceviche, sushi  and Asian cuisine.  Alcohol: 12.5%

Le Domaine Saget Pouilly Fumé 2012 - $ 28.99 A well rounded wine, powerful and elegant;  crystal clear with pale gold highlights, with floral notes mixed with tropical fruits on the nose and a well- balanced acidity in the palate with luscious aromas of mango, lychee, pear, and white peach.  Its long and lovely finish ends on an exquisite fresh note. Alcohol: 12.5%

sancerre.roseLa Petite Perrière Sauvignon Blanc 2013-  $12.99. 100% Sauvignon Blanc from the best selection of vines from Saget Perrière’s own estates vineyards in the Loire Valley and their long-term partners in the South of France. Straw gold with green highlights it has an intense nose of fruits, flowers and spices with a mineral background. On the palate, it is lively with a vast range of aromas from honey and mint to pear, peach and summer fruit.

La Petite Perrière Pinot Noir 2013-  $13.99.  100% pinot noir grapes sourced from the estate vineyards in Touraine (Loire Valley) and from the South of France.  A bright and intense burnished garnet, this wine has a typical “Pinot Noir” nose with cherry, plum aromas and a hint of violet, a well-balanced structure between acidity and silky tannins and a mouthful of red stewed fruits and spices.  Great with fowl and grilled meats as well as cheeses and some desserts.  

La Petite Perrière Rosé-  $13.99 100% Pinot Noir.  Beautiful pale salmon shade this wine is intense and elegant on the nose with floral and fruity notes accentuated by the fragrance of rose petals.  On the palate it is fresh with a lively acidity and a wide array of summer aromas of  raspberries, strawberries, red currants and violets. Pairs well with all types of food, best enjoyed young. Alcohol: 12%