Winemakers

Phillipe Reculet
Laurent Saget

Technical Data

Alcohol
12.5%

Suggested Retail Price

$31.99

Saget La Perrière

Saget La Perrière

SANCERRE CAILLOTTES 2013

Background

The caves at Domaine de la Perrière were naturally carved 200 million years ago. The caves are also the ideal location to age the wines from the 106 acres of the estate’s Sancerre vineyards, located in the districts of Bannay, Verdigny, Saint-Satur, Crézancy and Vinon. These terroirs are where Sauvignon Blanc can best express the symphony of its mineral and grassy aromas in harmony with the flinty soils to create powerful wines with impressive ageing potential. The designation of “Caillottes” for this wine refers to the region’s stone strewn clay-limestone soils from the Jurassic period, locally known as “caillottes” or Oxfordian limestone. This terroir is prevalent on the mid-range hills at an altitude between 500-820 feet.

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. Guy Saget embraces a unique showcase range of Loire appellations whilst La Perrière, the cradle of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, offers a charming, multi-faceted array of the Central Loire's two prime grape varieties and Château de la Mulonnière emblematic grape variety, Chenin Blanc fully displays its versatility through it home in Anjou.

Appellation

Sancerre (Loire Valley), France

Varietal Composition

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Winemaking

Grapes are hand and mechanically harvested in the middle of September. After pressing the grapes, the must is clarified for 24 hours at around 48-50°F. Once decanted, the wine ferments in stainless steel vats at low temperatures, never over 64°F to preserve the aromas.

The wine is aged on fine lees for 8 months. We preserve maximum natural CO² before bottling to limit the addition of sulfites and to maintain freshness. The wine is usually bottled in May and aged at least 5 months in our cellar.

Tasting Notes

Bright yellow color with grey tints. On the nose, a good intensity and complexity through exotic fruits (mango, lychee) and small red fruits (strawberry, redcurrant, blackcurrant) aromas. After a round and smooth attack on the palate, this wine offers a wide range of aromas. Pleasant, harmonious and generous, this wine is the ideal reflection of la Perrière caves’ limestone soils.