Sancerre

Sancerre is one of the most famous white wines in France. Sancerre is also a very nice village with a typical castle in the Loire Valley.

Sancerre white wine is more delicate than close-by Pouilly Fume. Sancerre matures a little bit faster than its neighbor.

Although wine tasters need to differentiate the Sancerre wines coming from marl terroir and the ones coming from limestone vineyards. The first are fruity and well balanced, the second are full flavored but less stable.

Sancerre is produced on 15 villages. The wines coming from Bué and Chavignol are the best.

 
Sancerre wine information :

Name:

Appellation Sancerre Controlée

Location:

North-east of Bourges city, in the east part of the Loire Valley, on the left bank of the river

Places:Bannay, Bué, Chavignol, Crézancy, Menetou-Ratel, Ménétréol, Montigny, St-Satur, Ste-Gemme, Sancerre, Sury-en-vaux, Thauvenay, Veaugues, Verdigny and Vinon
Soil:

Marl (called "white soil")
Limestone

Size:2,200 ha (5,400 acres)
Production:

16 million bottles

Grapes:

Sauvignon Blanc

Type of wines:Nervous dry white wine
Light and flavored red wine
Age:1 to 5 years
Vintages:
(recommended)
Aromas:

Grapefruit (and citrus)
White flowers

Food:

Shellfish
Trout
Fish


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