Sancerre

Sancerre is a medieval hilltop town (ville), commune and canton in the Cher department of central France overlooking the Loire River. It is noted for its wine.
Posts about Sancerre
  • A Vegan Affair

    … Sancerre - France) 1814. 2013 TWR - Te Whare Ra Pinot Gris (Marlborough - New Zealand) My favourite dish of the night was the miso-marinated, grilled Portobello carpaccio with lemon zest, pistachios and arugula in a lemon vinaigrette. It matched up nicely with our pair of whites - a Kiwi Pinot Gris that Tyrant had brought back from his trip…

  • White Rioja and Red Sancerre

    … White Rioja on ice at an event in NYC, 07/2013 The joy of discovery and the unexpected is one of the great delights in drinking wine. Rioja typically conjures up images of luscious, oak-aged red wines made from Tempranillo. And, of course, Sancerre immediately brings to mind refreshing, lively, and mineral-driven white wines. Rightly so given…

    Rebecca Canan/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Pinot Noir- 1 readers -
  • From VINTAGES for Thanksgiving, in wine and with song

    … & Strofilia Averoff Xinomavro 2008, San Pedro 1865 Single Vineyard Carmenère 2011 Solar Das Bouças Loureiro 2013, Doc Vinho Verde, Portugal (221036, $13.95, WineAlign) Initially this opens slower than snail’s snot so “mute it to a whisper and spin your solar sister.” Petillance hidden, this is rich, greasy, fat and sumptuous Vinho Verde…

    Michael Godel/ Godelloin Pinot Noir Merlot Chardonnay- 5 readers -
  • PDT, Alder, & A Wonderful Wine Weekend!

    … I’m fortunate to work in an industry I love (entertainment) that by definition requires long hours. Often I work around the clock, and in this industry ‘weekends’ simply don’t exist. So when I get an opportunity to enjoy wine with friends, it’s very special indeed! Recently I was blessed with two nights off in a row. On the first, I managed…

    Jim Van Bergen/ jvb uncorkedin Pinot Noir- 2 readers -
  • Joseph Mellot Destinea, 2012

    … Joseph Mellot makes very fine Sancerre, but this is his lower priced Sauvignon Blanc, apparently from lesser appellations but still delicious and classy. Medium yellow. Mellow Sauvignon smells--mint, melon and flowers. Citric acidity but, again, mellow rather than shrill. Very refreshing, makes the tongue tingle. The flavors are surprisingly deep for a wine at this price level. I would be very happy to find this wine on a restaurant wine list. …

    Fred Mctaggart/ Artisan Wine on a Budgetin Sauvignon Blanc- 8 readers -
  • Pinot Noir from Sancerre and Baden

    … Pinot Noir from Sancerre and Baden The two wines featured in this post are made from Pinot Noir located in regions where you might not expect to find it, Sancerre and Baden. In the 19th century Sancerre was mostly planted with Pinot Noir and Gamay but this proportion changed with the phylloxera. Today some 20% of the production is based…

    Aaron Nix Gomez/ Hogshead - A Wine Blogin Pinot Noir- 7 readers -
  • 2013 Domaine de la Perrière Sancerre & 3 Guys Pizza Pies

    … not an absolutist on wine and food pairing, and I often like to mix things up to see how they work. But I do have a personal geis that I don't break. When presented with a bottle of Sancerre, I'm going to eat seafood, and preferably oysters. There's just something about that Loire valley Sauvignon Blanc that is so distinct from how the grape is expressed…

    Ben Carter/ Benito's Wine Reviews- 5 readers -
  • The fabulous Pascal Jolivet Sancerre 2013

    I love this wine. It’s from a relatively cool vintage, and it has a brilliant tension to it. Starting off with a small negociant business in the 1980s, Pascal Jolivet began buying vineyards in the early 1990s. Now he has 65 hectares (42 ha in Sancerre, 8 ha in Pouilly Fume and 15 ha in Touraine). This wine blends terroirs: 50% limeston, 30% chalky clay and 20% flint. It ...

    Jamie Goode/ jamie goode's wine blog- 4 readers -
  • New in. . . .the Loire

    …One of the joys of focusing on one region is getting to know the stars and keeping tabs on how their domaines develop, and of course returning year after year to taste and report on the latest vintages. It will probably come as no surprise to many that I enjoy getting back to the Loire…

    WineDR- 2 readers -
  • Sauvignon Blanc – Loire Valley vs Marlborough

    …Loire Valley vs Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is well-known grape that is grown all around the world. It has different styles in Marlborough, New Zealand and the Loire Valley regions of Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé in France. Sancerre The color of white wine is pale green-gold. Their aromas are typically developed with fruity floral…

    Serdar Kahraman/ Sommblogin Sauvignon Blanc- 4 readers -
  • Summer wines: An aristocratic Sancerre; a gulpable Rosé

    …Summer wines, high and low: A Sancerre of aristocratic origins, and a pink from the Costières de Nîmes meant for gulping. The names of winemakers Jean and Ginette Thomas—and their children Julien and Christale—often appear coupled with the word “aristocracy.” Their 33-acre property has been in their family since 1670. They share the tiny…

    The Wine Mule- 3 readers -
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