Winemakers

Benoit Dufour
Laurent Saget

Technical Data

Alcohol
12%

Suggested Retail Price

$15.99 375 ML

Saget la Perrière

Saget La Perrière

COTEAUX DU LAYON BEAULIEU 2014

Background

Bordered by the Layon on one side and vineyards on the other, Château de la Mulonnière is a perfect illustration of the relaxed charm of the Anjou lifestyle. In 2002, the Saget family set its heart on this historic wine estate which produces some of the region’s most prestigious appellations such as Savennières, Coteaux du Layon and Quarts de Chaume since 1860. Sustainable viticulture is used in the vineyard with the aim of rendering a true portrayal of the estate’s magnificent terroirs. Chenin blanc, Château de la Mulonnière’s emblematic grape variety, fully displays its versatility through wine styles that range from dry to semi-dry and sweet. Under the guidance of the cellar master, it delivers its extensive array of aromatics with great panache.

Stretching from one side of the country to the other, the river of kings has been the homeland of our 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

Appellation

Coteaux du Layon Beaulieu (Loire Valley), France

Varietal Composition

100% Chenin Blanc

Winemaking

Once the Chenin Blanc grapes have achieved optimal ripeness, they are entirely hand harvested and then sorted in the cellars to ensure they retain as much of their “complexity” as possible. Slow, natural fermentation is carried out in barrels over several weeks, without yeast. Fermentation is stopped when the perfect taste balance is achieved.

The wine is aged on the lees for 10 months in 2nd use French oak casks.

Tasting Notes

Bright, crystal clear appearance with a lovely intensity of color. On the nose, a mixture of white fruit aromas such as apricots and peaches. On the palate, the wine is soft and perfectly balanced, with exotic fruit notes (lychees, mangos, pineapples). A touch of acidity on the finish underpins this wine’s freshness and provides a lift towards the end. Perfectly paired with foie gras, Thai dishes, blue-veined cheeses such as roquefort, apricot tart or tropical fruit sorbet.