LA PERRIÈRE SANCERRE SILEX
Saget La Perrière
100% Sauvignon Blanc
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 “Silex” for this wine refers to the region’s Silex, or flinty soil, that runs in a narrow band along a fault line passing under the town of Sancerre. 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.WINEMAKING & VINTAGE NOTES
After cold static settling for 48 hours, the clear must ferments in temperature controlled vats between 64° and 71°F for approximately 10 days. After three weeks, we start to pump over the fine lees to give the wine freshness, volume and finesse. This phase lasts five months.TASTING NOTES
Beautiful and bright appearance. This fine wine is well-balanced and fruity with aromas of citrus and gun flint. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, marked by very mature, supple and sophisticated substance.