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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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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Burger Grape

  • Chenin Blanc

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

  • 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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  • Domaine Henri Bourgeois

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

  • 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 les Monts Dame Bailly Reverdy 2005


    love it, 90% Carmanere (grapes known to have extincted since 1880 in Bordeaux and resurfaced in Chile only since the last decade). aroma - blackcurrent, casis, coffee Read More

    Wine review by Hy1212

  • Sancerre la Merisiere Jean Pabiot 2007


    Ripe nose, pink Grapefruit & citrus blossom. Nice acidity and minerality.Oysters & fresh goat cheese Read More

    Wine review by Laurent Michit

  • Since my Tasting group of hard-hitting Sonoma County Pinot Noir producers ... ... ... a face off of a 2006 Sancerre (Alphonse Mellot Edmund) vs. the 2006 Larkmead Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc.  The red portion of the program contained two 2000 Bordeaux second labels (Moutons Chateau DArmailac and Leoville-Las Cases Clos du Marquis) and two 20... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Taste, Taste, Eat, Taste

  • Domaine de la Rossignole Sancerre Cuvée Vieilles Vignes 2007


    Really vibrant bell pepper and grassy bouquet. In the mouth this wine is similar to the nose but with an added touch of minerality. The acid is there in this wine but is not extreme. Light body. Unlike a lot of sauvignon blanc wines that are very fruity, this wine tended more towards the vegetative type of components. Very nice. Read More

    Wine review by ttutony

  • Vine age has to be one of my favorite, controversial arbiters of wine quality ... vintage Chablis, w/ a bit of Sancerre tossed in for good measure.Do Ferreiro Cepas Vellas Albarino, '07Profound Albarino may seem like an oxymoron, but Do Ferreiro's Cepas Vellas absolutely smashes any preconceived notions of this varietals potential. Deep straw ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic How old are your vines?

  • Vincent Pinard Cuvée Flores 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by Travis Tausend

  • Sancerre les Perriers André Vatan 2007


    Fresh grapefruit and a little orange zest, some chalk meets limestonemineral notes. Racy acidity, fresh, though not especially long. Read More

    Wine review by mickel

  • Célestin Blondeau Sauvignon Blanc Touraine 2007


    Had this in a half bottle. Dry, crisp, totally refreshing. Definitely got grass on the nose. Bet it will be great in the summer; it was a nice change-up from the usual reds and deeper whites in the winter. Read More

    Wine review by Shiv245

  • Célestin Blondeau Sauvignon Blanc Touraine 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by Shiv245

  • Alphonse Mellot Sancerre 2006


    The Edmond opened with a subtle nose (a bit closed, perhaps, a bit young). It finished with refined acidity. But having been open for a couple of hours and warming gradually it started to become riper and juicier on the palate. A superb Savignon Blanc, elegant from start to finish. Read More

    Wine review by danpetroski

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