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Date Printed: 8/27/2014
Domaine de la Perriere Sancerre 2004
Domaine de la Perriere Sancerre 2004
(search item no. 86973)

PRICE ON 8/27/2014: $21.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2012 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel and concrete vats. Estate-bottled. Emphatically dry and crisp, but with plenty of the lingering fruit and fragrance for which Sauvignon Blanc grown in Sancerre is world famous.

A fine choice for light fish and shellfish, many chicken dishes and medium weight cheese. Try also with savory vegetable dishes and Pan-Asian cuisine.

Located in the village of Verdigny northwest of the town of Sancerre, in the heart of the upper Loire Valley. 130 acres of hilltop vineyards with deep limestone soil. The founding Archambault family arrived in the region in the 15th century, turning an abandoned cave-like quarry into a winery. The Cave de la Perrière provided an excellent venue for producing fresh, crisp Sancerre. The Domaine is now owned and managed by Jean-Louis Saget.

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About Domaine de la Perriere:

The ancestors of Pierre Archambault have lived in the Sancerre area since the 15th century. In the beginning, the huge rock cave dug into the hillside beneath their vineyards was a quarry. Then it was used to grow mushrooms, and after that as a storage area for a sparkling wine producer. Monsieur Archambault's grandfather was the first of his family to specialize exclusively in growing grapes and making wine in the caves of Domaine de la Perriére.