Sancerre, named after the fortified town in its midst, is a famous appellation for the noble Sauvignon Blanc. Its steep slopes and limestone soils allow the grape to thrive, and when it is on form it is absolutely deserving of its reputation and the prices that come with it. But with 2,200 hectares of vineyards producing 16 million bottles of wine, quality can vary considerably and only the best producers can be consistently relied on.Read More
Arguably nowhere else in the world can capture the essence of the Sauvignon Blanc grape as well as Sancerre and its neighbour across the river, Pouilly-Fumé. They can both be magical in their piercing, dancing flavours, but experts contend that Sancerre is fruitier and should be drunk when younger.
Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc