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Lafite SAGA  - 2016750ml add to my favourites Share

Origin: France Region:Champagne

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Lafite SAGA 2016 is well-structured,soft and complex. It develops aromas of cocoa and coffee,coupled with spices,cassis,black cherry.This wine will match perfectly with Beef,Pork.

  • Color:Red - bright dark purple 
  • Region:Champagne 
  • Country: France 
  • Vintage:2016 
  • Grade: 
  • Content:750ml 
  • Grape Varieties: 0.6% Cabernet Sauvignon -  0.4% Merlot 
  • Tasting Note: cocoa, coffee, spices, cassis, black cherry, plum 
  • Alcohol:12.5 %
  • Recommendation:uncork 1 hour before serving 
  • Serving Temperature:15℃-18℃ 
  • Retaining Level:drink within 10 years 


Food Matching

gravy & meat sauce roast steak tartare & carpaccio veal Chops

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General information


Lafite SAGA is a wine from Champagne,region of France ,Champagne appellation covers 27 500 hectares on the site of an ancient sea covered with a layer of chalk of 200 meters deep. This soil provides a good drainage and a thermal storage for the roots. The northern and continental influences softened by oceanic climate from Normandy are ideal for the grapes development. Between an altitude from 130 to 180 meters, this appellation has to face frequent spring frosts and summer temperate improving the finesse of the wines. Wine called Champagne is only produced in this region with grapes from this region. Three varieties share the Champagne vineyard: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Developped in the late seventeenth century, the process of sparkling winemaking resides in the second fermentation in a closed bottle by adding the "liqueur de tirage" (yeasts and sugar liquor). In the bottle, which is horizontally stocked in a dark place, sugar decomposes into carbon dioxide which is trapped into the wine, giving those delicate and slight bubbles. This ancestral method also includes the shaking of the bottles to extract the dead yeasts through the cap, most of the time by using frost.
It exists various types of Champagne wines:
- The Blanc de Blanc, produced only with Chardonnay
- The Blanc de Noir, from black grape varieties (Pinot Meunier and Noir)
- The Rose: a small amount of red wine is added to get some color
- The Millesime: only one good vintage is used for the production of the wine, there is no blend. This wine is a superior quality one.

To get a preview of the level of sweetness you are going to find in your Champagne, 6 notifications exist:
-Extra Brut (less than 6 gr of residual sugar per litre)
-Brut (less than 12 grams)
-Extra Dry (between 12 and 17 gr)
-Sec (between 17 and 32 gr)
-Demi-sec (between 32 and 50 gr)
-Doux (50 gr)


  • Cabernet Sauvignon(0.6%)  
    One of the most cultivated grape variety in the world. Often blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc, it is grown in nearly every wine producing country, thanks to its hardy constitution. It can be identified by its thick skin and some low yields. In a blend, Cabernet-Sauvignon brings tannins, structure and acidity, which are the keys to a perfect aging process. Californian Nappa Valley has espacially well worked this varietal, which is the main factor of its extrordinary recognition and success. Known for its vegetal flavors such as mint and eucalyptus, Cabernet Sauvignon can turn a wine with herbaceous dominances if harvested too green.
  • Merlot(0.4%)  
    It is the most representative grape of Bordeaux, covering 60% of the vineyard. It is found mainly in the Libournais, on the "right bank" of the Garonne, especially in Saint Emilion and Pomerol. This grape is easily exportable thanks to its adaptability to different soils. It matures very quickly on gravelly soils, but it is clay soils of Pomerol and Saint-Emilion that fit it best. There, the fruit is expressed all in delicacy, offering floral notes of violet, peony, and of black and red fruits. Among all Bordeaux varieties, Merlot is the one which offers roundness and smoothness to the wine. Over time, these flavors evolve towards undergrowth aromas, marked by mushrooms, truffles, tobacco and even old leather.