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

  • 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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  • 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

  • DV - The trick with taking pictures of your food is that you do not use a flash ... found that white wine from Sancerre (Sauvignon Blanc) is an excellent pairing to halibut, so give that a try if they have it next time.&nbs Read More

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  • Domaine Lucien Crochet Sancerre 2013


    No written review

    Wine review by mark

  • Sandra and I were fortunate yesterday to attend a quickly sold out (57 minutes ... German Riesling, a French Sancerre, a French Chardonnay, a New Zealand Pinot Noir, an Italian Chianti Classico and a French Syrah. It is interesting to note that not one of the wines in the blind tasting were from RdV, nor were there any Virginian wines.  Most o... Read More

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  • Sorry I disappeared for a while!  Finally caught the winter cold bug. ... ... and maybe we can hunt down a Sancerre, some fino and something for dessert.  We're a bit off the beaten path and the search for great wines often require a trip to "big cities". Lol!  Thank you all again!&nbs Read More

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  • DM, that was a fairly scary label and the chard wasn't all that great ... ... ... chicken salad with this Sancerre. Nice notes of grapefruit, lemon pith and a hint of tangerine. The fruit was well balanced against some mouth watering acidit Read More

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  • Jean Vincent Sancerre 2013


    Initial nose is a blast of grapefruit but the palate is more subdued and very well balanced. There is the grapefruit but also some lemon pith, tangerine, vibrant acidity and a medium finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • Chateau de Thauvenay Sancerre 2013


    Minerals and acid are dominate in this wine. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • 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


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

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