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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sancerre Domaine de la Perriere Guy Saget 2010


    Pours a medium shade of gold and is cyrstal clear and bright. Huge aromas of ... A light to medium bodied Sancerre, this wine is crisp, clean and refreshing, certainly a great value and a nice summer drinke Read More

    Wine review by steve16046

  • Thomas-Labaille Sancerre les Monts Damnés 2011


    Tight and dusty on the nose with a fairly floral character and only light suggestions of weedy red fruit. Light and fresh on the palate, this is relatively small-scaled but nicely textured with integrated acidity that keeps this fresh yet supple. The fruit shows notes of apple fruit with a wash of cherry and perhaps a suggestion of almond on the... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Lucien Crochet Sancerre Pinot Rosé 2011


    Stony, mineral nose with nice strawberry aromas. Some herbal notes. Cranberry. It's crisp and refreshing in the palate with flavors of cranberry, light pomegranate, strawberry and raspberry. Possesses a slight copper metallic tone. Hints of shortbread. Off dry with good acid and nice structure.6/20/12 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile

  • Lucien Crochet Sancerre Pinot Rosé 2011


    Not too bad at all. A typical rose in all aspects. Best part was that it was fairly dry. A short finish with a slight hint of fruit. Woul buy this one Read More

    Wine review by zinfandel1

  • Henri Bourgeois Sancerre 2010


    The wine was OK but as for the packaging ... two thumbs down. Three thumbs if I had them!! The foil was armour-plated and took me ten minutes to get into. Once I had managed to bore a small hole I found there was no cork at all - it was only the foil that was holding the liquid in there! As you might imagine I shall not be buying this wine a... Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Lucien Crochet Sancerre Pinot Rosé 2011


    Minerality brings this wine together... light citrus blossoms/ strawberries on nose...palate: good acidity.. light fennel weed, bright red berries, all tamed with a mineral finish. Excellent rose. Read More

    Wine review by napagirl68

  • Lucien Crochet Sancerre Pinot Rosé 2011


    Crisp and clean. Aroma floral with red berries, palate bright with red fruits. Firm acidity, great with food. Very refreshing. Read More

    Wine review by Mike Madaio

  • Jolivet Pascal Sancerre 2011


    Citrus and peaches on the nose. LOTS of lemon on the tongue with some sweet apple filtering in there. Bits of mineral on the finish, but never losing the citrus. It's a hot day here in NYC, and I have to say this was the perfect refreshing end to a hot day. Read More

    Wine review by heathbodell

  • Lucien Crochet Sancerre Pinot Rosé 2011


    peach and lots of herbal/mineral quality - refreshing! Read More

    Wine review by Sara Weinbrom

  • Lucien Crochet Sancerre Pinot Rosé 2011


    oranges, a bit of peach and stone fruit. very crisp, and refreshing, nice minerality. Read More

    Wine review by Nicki Gig

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