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
    • 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.

      Rebecca Canan/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Pinot Noir- 1 readers -
    • Weekend Wine Notes: 15 Sauvignon Blancs

      I love the sauvignon blanc grape, and given my druthers I would chose sauvignon blanc wines over chardonnay any day of the week. Oh, sure, you can get bland sauvignon blancs but usually not over-oaked, buttery, super-ripe fruit-bombs, as can happen with chardonnay. Today I present brief reviews of 15 sauvignon blanc wines, mainly from different regions of California, but also t ...

      Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Headin Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • PDT, Alder, & A Wonderful Wine Weekend!

    … for. Domaine Paul Cherrier’s Pinot Sancerre 2013 is breathtaking. A stunning sancerre rouge, notes of bright red fruit plus enough acidity and tannin to stand up to the powerful flavors of the pastrami, rabbit sausage, and spicy friend chicken. Impressive! Check out this article in the Guardian that lists Cherrier at the top of the list of winemakers…

    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- 7 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…

    Jamie Goode/ jamie goode's wine blogin Sauvignon Blanc- 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 -
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  • Sancerre wine route: top 10 guide
    Wine from the Sancerre region of France is beloved by many – especially sauvignon blanc – but local wineries also offer the chance to try pinot noir, rosé and organic wines. We pick the best winema...