We found this lovely Sancerre (100% Sauvignon Blanc) to be a more refined, sublime and elegantly balanced expression of the appellation, than many of the grassy and overly assertive “grapefruity” versions in the market. Attractive chalky-flinty minerality, and lemon zest aromas, but none of that “cat-box-pee” stuff that can be such a turn off. Very long tapered finish with fresh linear acidity. We were fortunate to secure the final two cases from the southern California market.
The caves at Domaine de la Perrière were naturally carved 200 million years ago; The total surface is about 3,000 square meters (32,300 square feet). The caves are 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.
All Saget La Perriere vineyards are certified HVE3 which encourages vineyards to focus on increasing biodiversity, decreasing the negative environmental impact of their phytosanitary strategy, managing their fertilizer inputs and improving water management.
The wine is aged on fine lees for 3–4 months. We preserve maximum natural CO² before bottling to limit the addition of sulfites and to maintain freshness. The wine is usually bottled in March and aged at least five months in our cellar.
“The dress is yellow with gray highlights. The nose is intense, with notes of yellow peaches, mangoes, lemon, and also a hint of flowers, acacia and elderberry. The palate opens fully, suave and rich, then develops in persistent exotic fruits and citruses The finish is fresh and pleasant, on orange zests. This wine will pair with fish in buttery sauce or creamy poultry dishes.” – Winery tasting notes.