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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Château de Sancerre

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

  • 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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Sancerre on Snooth

  • Domaine Serge Laloue Sancerre Rouge 2014

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    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • The CFO is out of town so I had to do something with my time, what better way ... Veraton2015 Domaine Vacheron Sancerre2010 Baron de Ley Rioja Reserva (x2)2015 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu2014 Tablas Creek Roussanne (x Read More

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  • RKR, love both the Siduri and the Stolpman offerings, just hope the Siduri ... ... and Domaine Henri Bourgeois Sancerre. Both are really nice with the Sancerre more lean and minerally and Fred being more fruit forward and aromatic (cherry, strawberry).&nbs Read More

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  • Sancerre Moussiere Mellot 2015

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    Wine review by Teppo


  • Had some friends over and maybe got a little carried away but had a great time ... ... here today) one from Sancerre and another from Roussillon, then on to the Dumol chard. Pulled the pizzas out of the oven and popped the Bedrock to go with. Found a UPS package on the front porch with some good news so I grabbed the Montelena Petite sirah to... Read More

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  • OT, have a great time, that W-S pinot should rock the house!Enjoying a nice ... open this Domaine Vacheron Sancerre. Vibrant, crisp, lemony, with notes of mineral/chalk, key lime pie and pineapple. It has high acidity but is somewhat creamy with a fairly long finish. We had this with just some cheese, crackers and almonds but it just begs for ... Read More

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  • RBA, cannot go wrong with almost anything from Drouhin, French or American - ... ... the last bottle of this Sancerre rose tonight, thank goodness I have another case coming.  Yes, it is after Labor Day and I'm not wearing white pants, but it's still hot here in NC and rose is still quite refreshin Read More

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  • Is there a winemaker/grower that OT doesn't know?  Now they want his ... his ... I bought a case of Sancerre (2015 Dominique et Janine Crochet) from Wine Access, since they have sold me good SB before and my friend wanted to split a case. During a visit to Paso, we bought some Laetitia sparkling to celebrate with our friends--goes so well wit... Read More

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  • Enjoying this nice Sancerre while visiting the folks here in Michigan this week.  Mom had her 2nd knee done, this one at 88 years old. She's in the rehab facility for a week so I'm helping my Dad for the next couple of days. Have a couple rounds of golf planned with my brother and hoping to see my sisters while here. Nice to get a bit of relief ... Read More

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  • Chateau de Thauvenay Sancerre 2014

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    Something of a stony/minerally nose. Very light-bodied. Very crisp and tartof lemon and, maybe, peach. Some grassiness and some stoniness. If you are OK with the tartness, it is a good summer sipping wine, and, certainly, inexpensive. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


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