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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Chenin Blanc

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

  • 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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  • Domaine Henri Bourgeois

    White Sancerre LE CHÊNE SAINT-ETIENNE Brilliant golden yellow, it glisten by his sheen. The nose ...

  • 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

  • RBA, sounds like you had a good time with the French wine tasting. We've ... ... enjoying a few different Sancerre's recently, any details on the whites you taste Read More

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  • NG, glad to hear you've found a solution, too bad you're having to wait ... enjoying some really nice Sancerre's recentl Read More

    Forum post in the topic Getting past corked and brett...

  • Millet Francois Sancerre 2014


    Decent enough but not great Sancerre. On the nose there are subtle hints of grapefruit and lemon. On the palate is grapefruit with more of the lemon, lemon cream, a touch of salinity and a bit of metallic astringency. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • OT - I was posting some pictures in my 'Weekday Wine's' topic ... ... was ready to select a $65 Sancerre that wasn't on the wine list but I let my sweetie take the reins.  I wasn't disappointed.  It was an excellent mea Read More

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  • Back home after a long day of flying first to Frankfurt and then to Washington ... bread.  The wine was a Sancerre and was pretty tasty.  I had 15 of those little critters in the dish and I ate them all.  It was way too many though and I didn't really like them as much as the small dish of six escargot that I had on the Viking River Cruis Read More

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  • If offered that Wente bottle, I certainly would pop it and taste-test it ... ... transport some 30 year old Sancerre.  Probably would have been vinegar, but I would have taken one for science.  How are you going to know what does and doesn't age well without a few failures along the wa Read More

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  • Vacheron Sancerre 2013


    Extremely nice Sancerre (sauv blanc). Very well balanced with not too tart lemon and a hint of almond on the nose. There's some restrained grapefruit and lemon peel on the front end, and a little dose of salinity on the medium finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • Thanks, OT, for your notes.  I will be interested to see if I pick up on ... weather red Rhones (GSM) and Sancerres  (just had a Vincent Delaporte which was a very nice little Sancerre).  My quality PN from CA is ok too, as long as it is lighter and not "enhanced".  I am hoping these Italian wines will be ok as well: Read More

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  • Sancerre Rose Vacheron 2013


    Made with 100% Pinot Noir the Vacheron Sancerre has a light peachy color and a clean fragrant bouquet of fresh summer flowers. Immediately sharp with a slight zing on the tip of the tongue with an expressive fabulousness of tartness. Tastes of peach and pear with edges of citrus abound in this wonderful Sancerre. This wine delights every par... Read More

    Wine review by 40somethinglife

  • Sandra and I stopped by a little wine store called The Bottle Shop yesterday on ... a 2014 Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre, along with another Sauvignon Blanc (2013) from nearby Touraine.  To cover the reds, we picked up a 2012 Michael Pozzan Cabernet Sauvignon from the Alexander Valley in Somona County, and a special treat - a 2012 Canvasback Ca... Read More

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