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.
– Description from juliabutareva

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Burger Grape

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Chenin Blanc

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

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  • 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

  • Yea, the Loire produces pinot noir, but nay it's not the world's best. ... yourself in the middle of Sancerre, do Chenin Blanc in Savennières, and do melon de Bourgogne in Muscadet-Sèvre et Maine SE of Nantes, and then Chinon for the cabernet franc. That's plenty, especially since you'll need to get all those castles in.Only a moment now, runn... Read More

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  • We love the Sancerre white wines with raw oysters.  I didn't even know there was a red Sancerre available until you mentioned it.   Read More

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  • Thank you for the quick answer. I think I am going to focus more on whites as ... whites, right?I had a red Sancerre in Paris a few weeks ago which was from Pinot and actually pretty good (pretty simple, light and fruity). But as we are there for a whole week I´d like to get a good impression off all the major styles they make in the region.I ... Read More

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  • Hi everybody, haven´t posted for a while... too busy drinking ... in ... in Saumure and 2 nights in Sancerre. Anybody has ideas of which winemakers to visit? I like Pinots, Sauvignon Blanc, some Cabernet Franc and wouldn´t mind visiting a good Cremant maker. Anybody been in the Loire? Any tip is welcome, restaurants, what to visit...Thank yo Read More

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  • Domaine des Buissonnes Sancerre By Roger Naudet 2013

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    I can review later - I just wanted to remember the wine so I can buy it again in the future. I tasted it at Egan's in Montclair, and remember loving it. Read More

    Wine review by zinful71


  • EM - So how did that Pinot Noir pair with the grilled mushroom and sandwich? ... the first three (Muscadet, Sancerre, Chardonnay - Bourgundy, and then I had another Sancerre with my lobster while Sandra tried the sake with her 'big-eyed raw tuna'.  Afterward we each had a scotch (Lagavulin 16 for Sandra, Basil Hayden Burbon for me) before doub... Read More

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  • Little known by most wine consumers, Saint Bris is an unusual wine that seems ... nearly identical to those of Sancerre in the Loire Valley and Chablis to the north.Here deep pockets of Jurassic limestone ranging from Portlandian to Kimmeridgean are found along side the river Yonne.  These soils are 150 million year old fossilized oyster beds ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Saint Bris - A most unusual...


  • Good call on the Sancerre with the oysters, Al.I tend to avoid Surf 'n' Turf because of the wine pairing quandary.  Half-bottles gives you an excellent solution.Your new bar friends were bizarre.  I wonder of they were just mess in' with you. Read More

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  • This past Thursday was a very nice evening out on the town (Washington DC). ... ... one glass each of a nice Sancerre white wine.  One of these guys said he was an IT contractor working federal contracts and his friend claimed to be a Nigerian King - I kid you not!  But the first guy was very interesting because he's had two failed marriages a... Read More

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  • Domaine Moreaux Sancerre les Bouffants 2013

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    Crisp, clean. Read More

    Wine review by Tganucheau


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