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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  • 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...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Burger Grape

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

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  • Domaine Henri Bourgeois

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

  • Fouassier Père et Fils

    Established for several generations on the peak of Sancerre, the Fouassier family is one of the o...

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Sancerre on Snooth

  • I tend to like the 'smoked' flavor in some cheeses, but last night the ... ... with white wine - a 2013 Sancerre (Domaine de la Perriere, Loire France) for Sandra and a 2013 Nickel & Nickel Chardonnay (Truchard Vineyard, Napa) for myself.  These were paired with a bread basket and a dozen raw oysters - six Olde Salt, three Barren and three Wel... Read More

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  • Whoops - I ignored the part about the oil in the soup. I agree - that changes ... ... back to my original - Sancerre or something like that. I'd go for a Sauv Blanc with lots of herbal notes, as opposed to like a NZ version that's all grapefruity.But then again, I'm a little like DV. You don't have to use the wine as a chaser and on occasion ... Read More

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  • Sylvain Bailly Sancerre Rose la Louee 2012


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Sandra and I celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary last night in Washington ... ... and a Sauvignon Blanc (Sancerre) for Allen).  Next were two glasses of red wine to pair with a 24 oz Dry Aged Bone-in Ribeye steak - 2011 Cotes-du-Rhone for Sandra and a 2010 Medoc for Allen.  The bottles of wine were very expensive here so we opted for glas... Read More

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  • In this case, a '79 Mondavi Chardonnay Reserve stole the show. Just the ... hour after being opened. The Sancerre was a 1993, true to it's SB roots, it drank correctly and just about fully resolved, but no fireworks, just an even drink. I think the '71 Latour split I opened recently may have been lost in the Whatcha thread as no one commented ... Read More

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  • Welcome to the Snooth Forum, Alinore.  It looks like you have found the ... of Sauvignon Blanc look for Sancerre or Pouilly Fume.  Both of these are in the Loire region.  You will be surprised by the differences in wines made from the same grape variety.  I like SB from all over the world (I live in California), but I think you will find the F... Read More

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  • I'll have to give that enTycement Zinfandel a try RS.  I do like the ... ordered a glass of French Sancerre from Domaine de la Pierriere (Loire).  That was paired with a 1/2 dozen oysters, six Stone Crabs (pre-broken for our eating convenience) and a big helping (1 1/2 lb) of King Crab (Also pre-shelled for our eating convenience).  What a del... Read More

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  • Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Les Barones 2010


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • I haven't been playing in these, mostly, because they seem to be too much ... a Loire Valley white.  Sancerre would be my first choice, but any one would be fine.If you'r going to soak it in soy sauce, then, I agree that beer might be the best answerI'm not sure what that last pic is.  Fish sauc Read More

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  • Laurent Reverdy Sancerre 2009


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    Wine review by smuratore

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