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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  • I'm Chad Carns, author of The Gourmet Bachelor - Global Flavor, Local ... Blanc, Chenin Blanc7Sancerre, Domaine Vacheron, Les Romains 2006Honey Suckle, Mineral, Saffron6Pouilly Fume, Didier Dagueneau, Silex 2002Grape Fruit, Lavender7Savennieres, Coulee de Serrant, Nicolas Joly 2004Hibiscus, Chai Tea,6Savennieres, Coulee de Serrant, Nicolas Joly... Read More

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  • Domaine la Croix St. Laurent Sancerre 2008


    sharp nose, mineral, yellow flower, touch of ash, touch of green pepper, green apple notes, a hint of celery, lovely zesty entry, succulent with lemon and mineral tones, gains nice depth in the mouth with a suggestion of sweetness from the ripe fruit, a touch of Asian pear to the lime and grapefruit pith fruit, nice clean, minerally finish go... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Vincent Pinard Cuvée Flores 2005


    A delicious, crisp Sancerre with intricate and fruity flavors. Pear stands out in the body, with subtly spicy finish. Read More

    Wine review by awkwardballoon

  • Sancerre Mélodie Gaudry 2006


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    Wine review by Hazardog51

  • Domaine des Caves du Prieuré Sancerre 2006


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    Wine review by kuch

  • Domaine Fernand Girard Sancerre la Garenne 2007


    Strongly mineral wine with gun flint shining through. Its acidic with a lemony nose, and firm acids on the finish. Nice mouth feel, with a rich emollient character. Hint of intriguing funk on the finish, which was tart and crisp. Read More

    Wine review by Philip

  • Les Chenes Vieux Sancerre 2007


    Served slightly chilled. Potent nose of bell pepper, grass, and an herbal ... ... enjoyed this offering from Sancerr Read More

    Wine review by ttutony

  • Pascal Jolivet Sancerre 2007


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    Wine review by oddnoggin

  • Pascal Jolivet Sancerre 2004


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  • Edmond Vatan Sancerre Clos la Néore 2006


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    Wine review by hezekkia

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