Sancerre Wine


Sancerre is an appellation located in the so-called Upper Loire -- the eastern end of the Loire Valley. It is best known for its brisk, mineral white wines, made from the Sauvignon Blanc grape, though red and rose Sancerre, made from Pinot Noir, is increasingly popular.

Just as in Chablis, the chalky-white Kimmeridgian soil is what really sets the wines apart from those in nearby appellations. Named after a town in Dorset which also shares this geological formation, Kimmeridgian soil is a combination of clay and limestone filled with billions of tiny, fossilized oyster shells. Unsurprisingly, Sancerre goes exceptionally well with oysters.
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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Chenin Blanc

    History of the grape: Modern day French oenologist Pierre Galet states Chenin Blanc has been in France at least since...

  • Burger Grape

  • Sauvignon

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Domaine Henri Bourgeois

    White Sancerre LE CHÊNE SAINT-ETIENNE Brilliant golden yellow, it glisten by his sheen. The nose ...

  • Fouassier Père et Fils

    Established for several generations on the peak of Sancerre, the Fouassier family is one of the o...

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  • We enjoyed a very nice Italian symphony (with Martha Argerich) last night at ... a glass of Sauvignon Blanc (Sancerre) and I selected their best Cabernet Sauvignon (Freemark Abby, Napa Valley).  After that, it was two glasses of scotch to finish the mea Read More

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  • Chateau de Thauvenay Sancerre 2016


    Classic SB aeromatics with lots of minerally acid. Tasty. Read More

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  • So, there were no 2013 Barolo wines at my favorite wine shop this afternoon on ... ...  I bought a 2016 Sancerre and a 2012 Bordeaux instead, so I'm still happy. &nbs Read More

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  • EM - The 'Shellfish' flight is described below in the menu (I usually ...  I think I liked the Sancerre more than the New Zealand version of Sauvignon Blanc, but they were both tasty.  Sandra in fact had a full pour of the Sancerre and that was her favorite of the two.  I gave her most of my Vinho Verde after tasting it, because I was getting ... Read More

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  • Nice Zinfandel EM.  I haven't tried that one yet.We drove over to ... ... to ... New Zealand, and a Sancerre from the Loire Valley in France) with the crab and a prosecco with the oysters.  I think Sandra had a Sauvignon Blanc but I'm not sure now.   The meal was quite tasty and they even threw in a free espresso after I had already paid beca... Read More

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  • Hey, RBA, the "Shellfish" flight sounds fun.  It is easy to add ... regarding the NZ SB vs. the Sancerre S Read More

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  • I debated whether to post this here or on RBA's <$20 wines.  I ... ... ... was $15.99I included the Sancerre in this pic for BLM's benefit.  I'm pretty sure the label on this one is not appropriate.  Heck you have to turn the bottle around to find the vintage date on the back label.  $18.99.I have been drinking the Rene Barbier Mediterrean Red... Read More

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  • Monty Python is never drift, but clued into the essence of all ... swapped the C9dP for the Sancerre.  Any other good restaurants in Larkspur these days?  Read More

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  • Inspired by VV, I had Rioja last night.  But first some catching ... a ... ... a 2015 Dominique Crochet Sancerre, that we never got to.  After all, we had been to a wine bar already.Last night, simple sirloins on the grill, with grilled asparagus, grilled potatoes, no burners used in the kitchen.  A 2005 Reserva Rioja from... well, some no nam... Read More

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  • Almost forgot about yesterday.  We attended an excellent play called ... ... with a Prosecco for me and a Sancerre for Sandra, along with just a half-dozen oysters on the half-shell.  Once the dining room was open, we moved to a booth and ordered our entree - a nice center cut prime rib-eye for myself and the miso marinated sea bass for Sandra... Read More

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