The name Marie de Beauregard is homage to the first owners wife of the water mill where we age the wine.
Marie de Beauregard Chinon is selected from two producers who reserve the production of several of their
best plots of Cabernet Franc every year for Saget La Perrière. Bruno Mineur, our winemaker, selects the best
of the estate grown grapes for blending and maturing.
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. Today and for more
than 30 years, the Saget family brings together crus and terroirs, vintages and cuvees, industry professionals
and food and wine enthusiasts with the best wines from the Loire. With 890 acres of vines located in the
finest appellations, six estates and long-term relations with families of vine growers Saget La Perrière, not
only has extensive vineyards, but also creates and blends a wide range of wines from the Loire Valley.
HARVEST & AGEING
Grapes are mechanically harvested in September and very carefully sorted so as to avoid any vegetal
trace. Before being put in the vat, the grapes are de-stalked and crushed. A five day pre-fermented
maceration enables a slow abstraction of the phenolic compounds. A regulated vinification with a
maximal 82°F peak and minimal mechanical intervention enables the extraction of very silky tannins.
The wine is then barrel aged for 9 months.
Marie de Beauregard Chinon is garnet red with ruby highlights and a lovely intensity of color. On the
nose, the wine has aromas of coffee and sweet pepper with a hint of camphor mixed with vanilla. On
the palate, aromas of undergrowth mixed with musk and blueberry. Solid structure with silky smooth
Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Franc