Review: La Petite Perrier 2013 Pinot Noir - Saget La Perriere, France


Attack the heat of summer with this playful red wine. 

This year I've enjoyed several wines by Saget la Perriere; in particular the "Domaine de la Perriere Sancerre" and "La Petite Perriere Sauvignon Blanc", both lovely white wines. Now I've had the opportunity to appreciate their La Petite Perriere Pinot Noir. Pinot Noir is typically a light bodied variety and this Loire Valley Pinot Noir is certainly well suited for this hot summer. Don't neglect to also serve red wine for family and friends this season. I hope these tasting notes help you in selecting a wine for your indoor and outdoor events.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Pale ruby.
Nose: Light, delicate strawberry, glimmer of light off an earthy core, whispers of petrol.
Palate: Pretty, light with good medium weight, just bright with fresh cherry, almost creamy, delightful on the palate. Playful wine. Light finish with dash of spice. Pretty, delicate, feminine wine. Like.
After 20 minutes: Fresh, light, fun, creamy red fruit, almost ripe raspberry into the finish. Dry, playful on the tongue. Quite pleased with this wine.
5 hours: Young and fresh, dry raspberry, perfect for summer enjoyment. Serve chilled.

Day two: Tart, raspberry, cherry. Pair with heavy foods, sausage, Kielbasa, salami, shaved ham and hard cheeses.

Thoughts: Lower alcohol, delicate palate, this wine drank young and fresh. Serve chilled and enjoy the La Petite Perrier Pinot Noir this summer. Recommended.

ABV: 12.5%
Closure: Screw cap
SRP: $13.99
Sample provided by Pasternak Wine Imports

Saget La Perriere
8th generation Family owned and managed Loire Valley winery.

In 1790, the Saget family embarked upon a long history dedicated to vines and wine, firmly placing Saget among just a handful of estates that can enjoy their third successive century of business. Saget La Perrière, a Loire Valley winery, is 9th Generation Family owned and managed. Brought up in the vineyards, the Saget brothers; Jean-Louis and Christian, learned from a very young age to love and respect the soil. Saget La Perrière sources two-thirds of the production in the Loire Valley from their estates with the remainder from long-term relationships with families of vine growers.


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