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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Burger Grape

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  • Château de Sancerre

    Château de Sancerre, built in the 10th century by the Count of Champagne, is the most prestigious...

  • Domaine Henri Bourgeois

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

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  • Etienne de Loury Sancerre 2012


    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in Hampstead,North London [ ].Sancerre is an AOC created in 1936, although viticulture in the area goes back to at least the Romans,for white wines made from the sauvignon blanc grape.Sancerre Rouge is another AOC created in 1959 for red or rose wines made from pinot noir in the same area.... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?

  • 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


    Susan liked this a lot Read More

    Wine review by ArchieBorealis

  • Gerard Boulay Sancerre Blanc Monts Damnes 2012


    No written review

    Wine review by mark

  • Domaine de la Perrière Sancerre 2008


    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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  • Pascal Jolivet Sancerre Sauvage France 2010


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    Wine review by carriehusy

  • Gérard Pierre Morin & Sancerre Vieilles Vignes 2011


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

    Wine review by MrRiesling

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