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.
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)