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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  • Burger Grape

  • 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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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

  • Little known by most wine consumers, Saint Bris is an unusual wine that seems ... nearly identical to those of Sancerre in the Loire Valley and Chablis to the north.Here deep pockets of Jurassic limestone ranging from Portlandian to Kimmeridgean are found along side the river Yonne.  These soils are 150 million year old fossilized oyster beds ... Read More

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  • Good call on the Sancerre with the oysters, Al.I tend to avoid Surf 'n' Turf because of the wine pairing quandary.  Half-bottles gives you an excellent solution.Your new bar friends were bizarre.  I wonder of they were just mess in' with you. Read More

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  • This past Thursday was a very nice evening out on the town (Washington DC). ... ... one glass each of a nice Sancerre white wine.  One of these guys said he was an IT contractor working federal contracts and his friend claimed to be a Nigerian King - I kid you not!  But the first guy was very interesting because he's had two failed marriages a... Read More

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  • Domaine Moreaux Sancerre les Bouffants 2013


    Crisp, clean. Read More

    Wine review by Tganucheau

  • Well, my last volunteer wine pouring at the Wine in the Water Park event for ... New Zealand while I had the Sancerre from Franc Read More

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  • Politics aside, I wish the Democrats would come up with a few better ... very ... very expensive), I ordered a Sancerre and Sandra ordered an Albarino.  We paired these with the halibut for myself and with snow crab for Sandra.  That halibut was the best I have tasted all year and we shared the very delicious snow crab.  No time for dessert th... Read More

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  • We brought the wine to a Rosh Hashanah dinner last night.  There was lots ... was lots ... Our host likes Sancerre, so I brought one even though I didn't think it was ideal for the meal.  It went fast as an aperitif.  Brought an Oregon Riesling (Love and Squalor, great name for Salinger fans), and to cap it off brought the rest of a Rainwater... Read More

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  • The first is a very nice Alsatian pinot gris by Willm..the other, hmmm...I ... ... ... - but it might be a nice Sancerre I occasionally sneak - that or a nice Cote de Provence rose.  Anyway. for my Wife (Leah) and I, wine is all about food and gustation to use an outmoded term.  We've really taken to this small plate style of eating.  You come... Read More

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  • Jean Baptiste Thibault la Duchesne Sancerre Rouge 2013


    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop the last time I was in Calais for 10 euros.Sancerre is an AOC created in 1936 [although viticulture here goes back to at least the Romans] for white wines made of the sauvignon blanc grape from 15 communes around the small hilltop town of that name on the west bank of the Loire river about 80 miles south... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Well, the Sancerre was my favorite.  There were a couple (3) of nice Chardonnays from Burgundy, plus a cheap one from the Rhone Valley.  I do like the Sancerre region though.  No real details available as we were just trying to characterize the wines to their region and grape.   Read More

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