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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Cabernet Franc

    History of the grape: References to it in the Loire region of France date as far back as the mid 12th century. But it...

  • Burger Grape

  • Chenin Blanc

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

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 la Barbotaine Sancerre 2010

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    Straw bright, rich aromas of dried citrus and wet flowers; mouthwatering flavors of lemon curd and gritty wet rock carried with sharp acidity to a long finish. Read More

    Wine review by InWineTruth


  • Jolivet Pascal Sancerre 2011

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    Wine review by springfels


  • Jean-Paul Balland Sancerre 2011

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    The 2011 is drinking very well just now, crisp citrus aromas and taste, great with seafood. Good mineral notes, and carefully made.Crappy corks -- the distributor does not respond to complaints, or at least hasn't so far.The Westchester Wine Warehouse generally has it in stock around $20 a bottle by the case with discounts. Read More

    Wine review by BobRoss


  • Hi Everyone,I´m recently joined to Snooth and fully motivated to get ... ... we´re good with French Sancerre as well. Most grapes get a good look-in, but:I have a bit of chip on my shoulder about Zinfandel as the UK got hit with uber-sweet bottles (Hello, Gallo and Blossom Hill) when I was a student ten years ago, and I never went back to them... Read More

    Forum post in the topic West Coast Wine Tours


  • Roger Champault Sancerre 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by valerielaupw


  • Domaine Girard 'La Garenne' Sancerre 2004

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    Lemon and floral notes on the nose. Limited fruit on the palate, lean citrus notes with nice acidity and some minerality. Somewhat closed at first, but opened well with time in the glass to show more depth. Read More

    Wine review by bobbbc


  • Sancerre Domaine Karine Lauverjat 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by dlellis


  • Marc Bredif Chinon 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by Barberolo


  • Lucien Crochet 'La Croix du Roi' Sancerre Rouge 2005

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    Wine review by Barberolo


  • Vacheron Domaine Sancerre les Romains 2010

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    Wine review by Barberolo


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