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
  • White Rioja and Red Sancerre

    …, 2012 Bodegas Muriel, $11/bottle: 100% Viura. Pale colored; lightly herbal with notes of lemon-lime and white peach. Mellow and easy sipping. Dinastia Vivanco Blanco 2012, Bodegas Dinastia Vivanco, $12/bottle: Blend of Viura, Malvasia, and Tempranillo Blanco. Green-tinged and pale; strongly herbaceous and grassy (like “grassy” grassy, if you know…

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

    … intense style. Very Good+. About $22. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Paul Dolan Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Potter Valley, Mendocino County. 14% alc. (Organic) Pale gold; subtle, supple, mildly grassy and herbal — think hay and thyme — roasted lemon and grapefruit, hints…

    Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Headin Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • From VINTAGES for Thanksgiving, in wine and with song

    … blend. Think Australian claret, say from Margaret River or even Coonawarra. If “that’s much too old a story to believe,” have a taste and note the fine balance betwixt Cabernet and Merlot, between earth and sky. Slightly rustic and funky, there is real, leathery fruit and a wood-chalky texture. The acidity is wound tight and the residual sugar…

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

    …, fortified dessert wine that stands equally with many of the great dessert wines! If you find this wine for sale in the USA, LET ME KNOW! The following evening our neighbors were hanging out the backyard and over I went with a couple of bottles to share. Likewise, Phillip brought out a bottle brought to the US from a recent trip: Bürgerspital 2013…

    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 -
  • 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 -
  • Sonoma State Sensory Evaluation Workshop

    … of the ideal pairings with Roquefort. Produced and bottled by the Madeira Wine Company in Funchal 19% purchased for $19.99 at Bottle Barn in March 2013 Blandy’s Fonseca, Porto, 10 Year Old Tawny My notes over the years show a consistent theme of sweetness and creme caramel – delicious and nutty with noticeable warmth. This wine was aged in small casks…

    Ray Johnson on Winein Pinot Noir Sauvignon Blanc Merlot Chardonnay- 1 readers -
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