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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Varietals Produced in Sancerre View all

  • Cabernet Franc

    History of the grape: References to it in the Loire region of France date as far back as the mid 12th century. But it...

  • Burger Grape

  • Chenin Blanc

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

  • 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...

  • Pinot Noir

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

Popular Wineries in Sancerre View all

  • Domaine Henri Bourgeois

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

  • Château de Sancerre

    Château de Sancerre, built in the 10th century by the Count of Champagne, is the most prestigious...

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Sancerre on Snooth

  • Today is Mrs. EMark's b'day.  She turned down several ideas for ... the crab legs," I saw a Sancerre.  So, that went into the basket.  It is now in the freezer, chillin'.Right now I'm sipping a Roederer Estate Brut that was left over from Christmas.  It's pretty darned goo Read More

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  • Domaine Hippolyte Reverdy Sancerre 2012


    Susan liked this a lot Read More

    Wine review by ArchieBorealis

  • Domaine de la Premiere Sancerre 2008


    This sancerre is a pale, bright straw color. Goosberry and flowerey fruit flavors, and a good acid balance with a pleasing aftertaste. Good length on mineral notes. Read More

    Wine review by lksinva

  • Chateau de Sancerre Blanc 2011


    No written review

    Wine review by ArchieBorealis

  • Holy crap...1994 Grand Cru Chablis? Sounds amazing...and also sounds like it ... glass of non descript, young Sancerre yesterday and enjoyed it. Reminded me that it's a place that deserves a little bit of attention. Also it shares that chalky, heavily mineral quality of Chablis. Hearing Gerard Boulay is top notch, and Cotat also up there thoug... Read More

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  • Pascal Jolivet Sancerre Sauvage France 2010


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    Wine review by carriehusy

  • Sancerre Rose Ac les Villots Léon Vatan 2011


    Fresh lemon flavors. Good acid. Great food wine. Read More

    Wine review by MrRiesling

  • Sancerre Paul Buisse Loire France 2002


    No written review

    Wine review by 36856jeffmacintyre 36856 jeffmacintyre

  • Well, after drinking about a dozen different Zins last night and eating a half ... polished off a 2011 Cherrier Sancerre.  2011 was not supposed to be a great vintage in the Loire, but this was fine.  At under $20, I have no complaints whatsoever. Safe to say we'll be laying off the beef and Zin, but I think odds favor hitting some other reds ... Read More

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  • Sancerre Paul Buisse Loire France 2002


    Missing the flintiness of a finer Sancerre Read More

    Wine review by 36856jeffmacintyre 36856 jeffmacintyre

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