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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  • Fouassier Père et Fils

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

  • Château de Sancerre

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

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  • Attended a Washington Ballet performance today at the Warner Theater in ... ... ... wine for myself, 2015 Sancerre Domaine De La Perriere for Sandra) and then when the dining room opened at 5 PM, we enjoyed Alaskan King Crab and Shrimp / Salad along with two glasses of their finest Chardonnay from Napa (don't remember the winery).  Lovely mea Read More

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  • This was a couple of nights ago, to be technically correct.  Requiem ... ... (visiting team over from Sancerre got butt kicked; blend from multiple sites; can feel the power yet not in same class as even DD’s son’s efforts, though WE seems to like them; would’ve been better if it wasn’t up against the first string) Sorry, JD, none of us believ... Read More

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  • Lots of people were taking pictures of our signs. For good reason. ... ... oysters for your snack, and Sancerre is always a good accompanimen Read More

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  • Domaine Serge Laloue Sancerre Rouge 2014


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  • 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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