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Domaine le Petit St Vincent - Saumur Blanc "Les Perruchets" 2017

Domaine le Petit St Vincent - Saumur Blanc "Les Perruchets" 2017

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This Saumur "Les Perruchets" is fruity, mineral and complex.

In the small circle of elite producers in the heartland of Saumur-Champigny in Varrains, the lively, friendly and talented Dominique Joseph is impossible to miss. Fully organically farmed since 1992, the Domaine grows 12 hectares of vineyard perfectly located over 55 different locations. The "Les Perruchets" is a single vineyard of 0.3 hectares, ideally located on heavy limestone soils with clay and rocks on top.

The bouquet is delicate, with notes of pear, almond skin, grapefruit and lemon rind. On the palate, it's a very lively wine built on a silky mineral structure. It can be drunk with spicy food, grilled trout or salmon, seafood and semi-firm cow cheeses. Drink now or keep in the cellar up to 2021+. 100% Chenin Blanc.

"“Les Perruchets” is a rarity with only a couple of thousands of bottles made every vintage on one of Saumur’s praised locations for Chenin Blanc. It has a rich aspect, and the oak maturation helps with that but the minerality really brings lots of freshness."

At Domaine le Petit Saint Vincent, Dominique Joseph wants to make Cabernet Franc in all its versatility. The 55 plots owned by the Domaine at different locations, soils and sun exposure provide just that. The organic vineyards are harvested by hand and the grapes are destemmed to undergo their maceration in concrete vats for the blended cuvées and in an oak vat for “Les Poyeux”. A low yielding vineyard is always offering wines of great depth and complexity. Once the maceration or infusion is done, fermentation is completed with respect to the fruit.

The “Perruchets” cuvée is then matured for twelve months on fine lees in French oak barrels without any new oak.

What we say

"“Les Perruchets” is a rarity with only a couple of thousands of bottles made every vintage on one of Saumur’s praised locations for Chenin Blanc. It has a rich aspect, and the oak maturation helps with that but the minerality really brings lots of freshness."

Technical notes

At Domaine le Petit Saint Vincent, Dominique Joseph wants to make Cabernet Franc in all its versatility. The 55 plots owned by the Domaine at different locations, soils and sun exposure provide just that. The organic vineyards are harvested by hand and the grapes are destemmed to undergo their maceration in concrete vats for the blended cuvées and in an oak vat for “Les Poyeux”. A low yielding vineyard is always offering wines of great depth and complexity. Once the maceration or infusion is done, fermentation is completed with respect to the fruit.

The “Perruchets” cuvée is then matured for twelve months on fine lees in French oak barrels without any new oak.