Saget La Perrière is a global family-run business based in France’s beautiful wine region, Loire Valley. The goal of the family is to bring high-end elegant wines to the global market while maintaining an affordable price point, allowing people from all walks of life to have the opportunity to experience the joys of a fine wine.
On Monday, October 7th, Saget La Perrière held an exclusive lunch with a select guest list at New York City’s Gabriel Kruenther. Selected attendees enjoyed a delectable three-course meal with an additional cheese course as they were treated to a tasting of some of Saget La Perrière’s signature wines.
The first to be poured was the blush pink La Petite Perrière Rose 2018. This 100% Pinot Noir was full of fruity freshness with complex notes drawn from raspberry, sour cherry, and gooseberry, finishing off with just the barest hints of spiciness. A delicate and refined taste that guests were encouraged to pair with the first course, an Autumn salad. This blushing Rose would also complement grilled chicken and any Chinese or Asian-inspired dishes. La Petite Perrière Rose 2018 proves itself to be a wonderful and affordable everyday wine with an air of refinement.
Tasting alongside the La Petite Perrière Rose 2018 was the La Petite Perrière Sauvignon Blanc 2018. A 100% Sauvignon Blanc with a vast array of fragrances from vegetal with ivy and acacia to fruity with peach and lychee. Also available for tasting was a beautiful full-bodied La Petite Perrière Pinot Noir 2018, a very bright garnet robe with purple shades. Its earthiness opens into notes of wild cherry, a burst of freshness on the palate that concludes with a hint of vanilla.
The second trio that the selected guests sampled started off with the La Perrière Blanc Fumé De Pouilly 2018. This wine creates a taut structure and persists on the palate with its almost saline notes. This wine is best paired with seafood, grilled prawns, asparagus, pike perch, goat cheese, or as an aperitif.
The La Perrière Sancerre 2018 brings an intense nose with harmonious notes of yellow peach, mango, lemon, and floral hints with a pleasing finish of orange zest. This complex wine will pair with any cream-based poultry dish or fish in a butter sauce.
La Perrière “Mégalithe” Sancerre 2016, a vintage wine with great evolution potential. Its mineral purity gives this wine balance and length. The nose is delicate, having complex notes of honey and vanilla, finishing with citrus and tropical fruit. This vintage is best when accompanying refined dishes such as lobster or prawns.
The last and final trilogy to sample included Château De La Mulonnière “M De Mulonnière” Chenin Blanc 2016. This 100% Chenin Blanc has the subtlest hints of almond and acacia with delectable notes of fresh grape and sweet honey. Chenin Blanc makes a perfect companion to cooked or raw fish dishes, as well as Indian and Asian-inspired cuisine.
Marie De Beauregard Chinon 2016 has a fruity nose bursting with the aromas of juicy blackberries and cassis. Beneath the fruity surface lies beautiful woody notes that blend perfectly.
Château De La Mulonnière “L’effet Papillon” Savennières 2014 brought the pleasant afternoon to an end with its pure appearance and golden highlights. Emitting aromas of oak, vanilla, and sweet licorice, this white fruity nose wine pairs perfectly with curry-based spicy foods, foie gras, and most grilled seafoods.
Guiding attendees through this incredible tastebud-tingling journey was the enthralling and cultured Cécile Jacquard (Export Director, Saget La Perrière Sancerre, France) and Geraldine Kenny (North America Export Manger, Saget La Perrière). The duo displayed a remarkable knowledge of wine and wine creation throughout the meal as they charismatically told the details of each bottle brought fourth.
If you are looking for an affordable yet exquisite wine experience that does not skimp on quality, be sure to try any of the Saget La Perrière collection. https://www.sagetlaperriere.com/