Saga Bordeaux Rouge

Recognized all over the world, the name of  Bordeaux does not only represent the Grand Cru wines of the great Châteaux. Blessed by the gods, the region consists of numerous terroirs whose diversity enable the production of a wide range of wines. 

Designed as everyday wines, Saga Bordeaux Rouge is made from traditional Bordeaux grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The proportions vary with each vintage but, nature permitting, Cabernet Sauvignon is almost always the predominant variety, bringing the finesse and structure that represent the “house” style. Suitable vinification and ageing bring charm and suppleness while preserving complexity.

Saga Bordeaux Rouge


  • Vintage 2014

    • 60% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 40% Merlot

    The summer of 2014 was rather gloomy, characterized by a lack of sunshine and low temperatures, but then beautiful weather arrived in the entire region in early September and remained for several weeks (until the end of October), saving the vintage. The Indian summer gave the vines optimal ripening conditions, and the grapes reached a balance between sugar, acidity and phenols worthy of a great vintage. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc benefited from the superb late season and offered excellent quality in 2014.


    Colour: Very intense, bright ruby.
    Nose: Refined and subtle, dominated by aromas of cocoa and vanilla. Notes of blackberries and spices develop on swirling.
    Palate: Generous and well-structured, with ripe, silky tannins, intense flavours of black fruit and a fine spicy finish.

  • Vintage 2013

    • 60% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 40% Merlot

    The 2013 vintage in Bordeaux was characterized by difficult weather conditions. A wet spring resulted in flower abortion and uneven grape size, hail storms then caused significant losses, especially in the Entre-deux-Mers region, and there were alternating spells of rain and fine weather until the harvests. It was one of the most difficult vintages of the last 30 years, with the lowest overall yield since the frost of 1991!


    Colour: Intense crimson-purple.
    Nose: Subtle and elegant, combining spicy aromas (black pepper) with roasted notes (mocha, toast).
    Palate: well-structured, with noticeable tannins, good acidity and a fresh, aromatic finish (liquorice).

  • Millésime 2012

    • 50% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 50% Merlot

    2012 a été un millésime difficile et stressant pour les viticulteurs. Après un hiver  rigoureux, la fraîcheur printanière ralentit la floraison qui s’est étalée sur une assez longue période. La fécondation a été gênée par les pluies début juin entraînant coulure et millerandage : les rendements ont donc été faibles.  L’humidité et un ensoleillement déficitaire ont perduré jusqu’à mi-juillet mais le  mois d’août et début septembre ont été chauds et secs, avec des amplitudes thermiques importantes, favorisant une bonne maturité avant les fortes pluies survenues fin septembre. 

    NOTES DE DEGUSTATION (à la mise en bouteilles):

    Robe : Pourpre, profonde et brillante.
    Nez : Riche et complexe, à la fois fruité (baies noires : mûres, cassis), épicé et toasté. A l’agitation se développent des notes de réglisse.
    Bouche : Frais et flatteur en bouche, avec des tanins mûrs, de bonne constitution, une bonne longueur et persistance qui finit sur des arômes de vanille.

  • Vintage 2011

    • 55% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 45% Merlot

    2011 was one of the hottest, sunniest and, above all, driest years of the last few decades. These weather conditions encouraged fast, uniform, flowering, two or three weeks earlier than usual; the grapes also began to ripen earlier, during July, and then, finally, the harvests started at the beginning of September with the Merlot, followed by the Cabernet in mid-September. After two rich, concentrated vintages, the 2011 Bordeaux Rouge sees a return to harmony and balance: a classic vintage.

    Tasting notes (at bottling)

    Colour: Medium intensity crimson.
    Nose: Aromatic and complex, blending woody notes (vanilla, toast, smoke) with aromas of red fruit and liquorice. Palate: Full-bodied and harmonious; plenty of freshness and intense red fruit flavours with a hint of candied liquorice on the finish.

  • Vintage 2010

    • 60% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 40% Merlot

    2010 saw poor weather conditions during the flowering period of some grape varieties (the Cabernet and late Merlots) resulting in frequent flower abortion and uneven grape size. Combined with a historic drought, this produced an average yield that was 15% down on 2009. However, this enhanced the overall quality of the wines, which were exceptionally rich in tannins, with high levels of alcohol balanced by strong acidity, giving the wines freshness and longevity. The 2010 Bordeaux reds are powerful, lively and balanced. 2009/2010: a double success!

    tasting notes (at bottling)

    Colour: Crimson with hints of violet. Very deep. 
    Nose: Rich and intense, combining notes of graphite, candied liquorice and dark berries (blackberries) with aromas of mocha and roasted notes. 
    Palate: The attack is full-bodied, good structure on the palate, with integrated woody aromas and a long fresh, spicy finish.


  • Vintage 2009

    • 50% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 50% Merlot

    The 2009 vintage met the five conditions necessary for a great year in Bordeaux: homogeneous, early flowering and setting (early June) with hot, dry, sunny weather; an equally early start to the ripening process (véraison), beginning in late July, complete ripeness due a warm, dry August and September, and finally dream harvests starting late in September, in perfect weather conditions! The wines are of excellent quality, very pleasant on the nose and in the mouth, with ripe, silky tannins, good aromatic expression and a freshness in the finish that perfectly balances the sometimes high levels of alcohol.

    tasting notes (at bottling)

    Colour: Deep Purple. 
    Nose: Seductive and aromatic, dominated by well blended toasted, woody notes (vanilla, coconut)
    Palate: full-bodied and structured, with good sweetness in the attack, evolving with firm, well -integrated tannins and a long spicy finish.