Saget La Perrière - Loire Valley Wines
Saget-La Perrière is a family estate owning several vineyards in the best areas of Loire Valley. Each of them is managed independently and is well known in its appellation. What we like about them is the steady quality of wines, even during difficult vintages - and 2016 was one for sure. This is pretty unusual in the Loire valley, where many small producers cannot afford to invest significantly on production control. Because these domains are independent from each other and their wines are made by local winemakers, they always manage to take the best of grapes and terroir to produce outstanding traditional wines.
Domaine de la Perrière is their flagship domain in Sancerre, where Sauvignon Blanc produces pure and mineral whites from different parcels. A small proportion of Pinot Noir is also grown for red and rosé Sancerre. The winery is located in a 200 million years old cave that still echoes the memory of generations of troglodytes who used to live in this place. Today, all this rock offers ideal maturing conditions to the wine - and a great visit if you happen to be in Sancerre!
Domaine Saget, where it all started for the family, is a small 10 hectares estate that owns vines in the most prestigious places of the Pouilly Fumé appellation. It only produces 3 different cuvées of Pouilly, to get the most of their different terroirs and each of them is just amazing.
Finally, Château de la Mulonnière is a small property making delicious dry and sweet wines in Anjou, from the local Chenin Blanc and Cabernet grapes. Wether dry or sweet, the Chenin Blanc is at its best in this sandy schist soils of Anjou and Coteaux du Layon is the home of some of the best sweet wines in France!
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