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...

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  • 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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Sancerre on Snooth

  • Tonight we dined in the district again, this time at Grillfish prior to a ... ... and a bottle of Chateau de Sancerre white wine (Sauvignon Blanc), followed by halibut grilled to perfection.  Sandra had a sorbet for dessert along with a Patron XO Cafe Dark liqueur, and I ordered the carmelized cheesecake with a glass of Oregon Pinot Noir from ... Read More

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  • Clement et Florian Berthier Sancerre Vieilles Vignes Sur Silex 2013


    The Sancerre wine district is a small area which surrounds the Loire Valley in Central France. Sancerre wines are famous for their crisp, fragrant white wines made from the Sauvignon Blanc grape. The Clement et Florian Berthier Sancerre has the classic sharp Sauvignon Blanc initial aroma but little in the way of fragrance. It is vibrantly pep... Read More

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  • That silly cat does not yet understand the joy of a good cab.  I'm ... ... a bottle the 2012 Roblin Sancerre (Sauvignon Blanc).  You might notice that once again we have a wine list with inaccurate vintages, as it was supposed to be a 2012 and we received a 2013.  It was very nice though so I'm not complaining about anything except the price. ... Read More

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  • I'd try some of the lesser known producers of Chenin, too, although Huet ... CF reds. I've had Sancerre Rose made from PN and it wasn't all that amazing. I like Muscadet, but I don't know that I would go the additional two hours for it.  Although considering how far you have gone already, and how enjoyable the trip could be, what the heck. Try... Read More

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  • Thanks for the info Joyce, really looking forward to seeing how this plays out. ... wines. Do have a 2011 Boulay Sancerre Comtesse in my wine fridge, just waiting for the right moment. Also looking to buy some Catherine & Pierre Breton Bourgeil, and Cotat Sancerr Read More

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  • Domaine Catherine et Pierre Breton (Bourgueil - next to Chinon) These reds ... ... ... staying.Gerard Boulay - SancerreFrancois Cotat - SancerreDomaine Huet - VouvrayMuscadet- aka Melon de Bourgogne, would be nice to do a day trip if you have the energy for it!Anyhow, great that you're going and with a decent amount of time, double please com... Read More

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  • 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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