Monday, August 11, 2014

The Wines of Saget La Perrière with Arnaud Saget

A lunch time tasting with Arnaud Saget from Saget La Perrière Wines was definitely a highlight of this summer. Arnaud shared his vision for growing his family's company and his push for greater awareness among consumers about the wines of France's Loire Valley. 

Arnaud discussed both the value that can be found in the Loire Valley and the pairing potential of his food-friendly wines with our local cuisine. 

We tasted his selections at the Oceanaire with the Alaska Seafood Institute Prefix Menu. This multi-course menu included red king crab salad, pan-broiled weathervane scallops, seared wild halibut, grilled coho salmon and blueberry cobbler for dessert. All of the wines are recommended.

The Tasting:
Muscadet de Sèvre & Maine sur Lie Les Cilssages d’Or (approximately $14)
Marie de Beauregard AOC Vouvray (approximately $18)
Guy Saget La Petite Perrière Sauvignon Blanc (approximately $12)
Guy Saget La Petite Perrière Sancerre (approximately $22)
Le Domaine Saget Pouilly-Fumé (approximately $29)
Guy Saget La Petite Perrière Pinot Noir (approximately $13.50)
Marie de Beauregard Chinon (approximately$17.99)

I loved both the Sancerre and the Pouilly Fume, crisp and refreshing, so nice for this time of year; they also paired perfectly with the menu. The Pinot Noir is an unbelievable value. The Chinon is smooth and spicy; a fantastic summer red that was excellent with the salmon. 

Look for these wines and wines under their other label-Pierre Archambault. The 2012 Pierre Archambault Sancerre, was featured in the June 2014 issue of Galveston Monthly.

related article:
James Brock- Mise en Place: Beauties from the Loire