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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  • Burger Grape

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

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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 on Snooth

  • Well, the Sancerre did not match as well with the crab as I was hoping.  I guess I should have realized that it would have been problematic.  Crab meat has a very much sweet taste.  The Sancerre was stark and minerally.  So, the contrast was too severe.  It would be great with raw oysters.  The Roederer Brut, on the other hand, which we were sti... Read More

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  • Today is Mrs. EMark's b'day.  She turned down several ideas for ... the crab legs," I saw a Sancerre.  So, that went into the basket.  It is now in the freezer, chillin'.Right now I'm sipping a Roederer Estate Brut that was left over from Christmas.  It's pretty darned goo Read More

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  • Domaine Hippolyte Reverdy Sancerre 2012

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    Susan liked this a lot Read More

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  • Domaine de la Premiere Sancerre 2008

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    This sancerre is a pale, bright straw color. Goosberry and flowerey fruit flavors, and a good acid balance with a pleasing aftertaste. Good length on mineral notes. Read More

    Wine review by lksinva


  • Chateau de Sancerre Blanc 2011

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    Wine review by ArchieBorealis


  • Holy crap...1994 Grand Cru Chablis? Sounds amazing...and also sounds like it ... glass of non descript, young Sancerre yesterday and enjoyed it. Reminded me that it's a place that deserves a little bit of attention. Also it shares that chalky, heavily mineral quality of Chablis. Hearing Gerard Boulay is top notch, and Cotat also up there thoug... Read More

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  • Domaine Thomas Labaille Sancerre les Mont Damnes 2006

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    Wine review by antass


  • Pascal Jolivet Sancerre Sauvage France 2010

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    Wine review by carriehusy


  • Sancerre Rose Ac les Villots Léon Vatan 2011

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    Fresh lemon flavors. Good acid. Great food wine. Read More

    Wine review by MrRiesling


  • Sancerre Paul Buisse Loire France 2002

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    Wine review by 36856jeffmacintyre 36856 jeffmacintyre


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