Friday, May 21, 2010

GUY SAGET...LOIRE VALLEY'S 9TH GENERATION PREMIUM WINES by Philip S. Kampe

After NINE Generations, you would think GUY SAGET Vineyards would know how to make Premium Loire Valley White Wines. Well, they do!!

I had the opportunity to sample wines produced by the SAGET Brothers, Jean-Louis and Christian. The brothers, who grew up on the vineyard explore the best expression of Sauvignon Blanc, Sancerre and Pouilly Fume. All of the wines sampled resemble the terroir of the Loire Valley. They are all very ALIVE!

DOMAINE de la PERRIERE SANCERRE 2008 $19
100% Sauvignon Blanc 12.5% Alcohol
Dry white wine Pale straw color Lemon Citrus
Flowery fruit flavors Minerality Acidity

LA PETITE PERRIERE SAUVIGNON BLANC 2008 $12
100% Sauvignon Blanc 12.5% Alcohol
Bright Gold color Fresh Exotic fruit aroma Peach Melon Apricot
Melon finish Very food friendly Drink young

LE DOMAINE SAGET POUILLY FUME 2008 $29
100% Sauvignon Blanc 12.5% Alcohol
Aroma is fruity Lively Blackcurrent overtones
Complex Acidity Minerality Long finish

LES CLISSAGES d'OR MUSCADET SEVRE et MAINE 2008 $11
100% Melon de Bourgogne 12% Alcohol
Golden straw color Floral and flowery nose
Acidic Minerality Pear Peach Grapefruit Floral flavor

The GUY SAGET wines are priced between $11 to $29 and are available at many
wine shops throughout the country. This was my first introduction to the world of GUY SAGET wines and certainly not my last!!

PHILIP S. KAMPE
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