Sancerre Wine – Great Wines of the Sancerre appellation

North-east of the department of Cher, on the left bank of the Loire, the Sancerre vineyard extends over a little over 2,500 hectares within a natural geographical area called “hills of the Sancerrois”. It produces a remarkable white wine, with a very assertive character, and a red that can prove to be of great interest.
The Sancerrois is the most uneven of the vineyards of the Center-Loire. It is a set of hills whose peaks peak between 250 and 400 meters above sea level. The hills of Sancerrois are protected from the prevailing winds by a vast plateau which overhangs the vineyard and constitutes a splendid panorama.
The soils of white earth, pebbles, grottoes and chailloux make up this vineyard shaped by erosion and cut by two famous faults.

What is the best sancerre wine?

 

1/ CHAVIGNOL 2018

Expressive wine with a nicely fruity and aromatic nose, with freshness. The mouth is refreshing and presents a nice acidity, ripe fruit and a nice persistence; gourmet and deliciously tangy finish with fruit

Wine and food pairings

  • Cold starters (around vegetables, terrines, fresh goats) Carpaccio of fish or meat Grills
  • Asian cuisine (sushi, sashimi)
  • White meat (poultry, veal, sweetbread)
  • Fresh and ripened goat cheese

[ SHOP $33,25 ]

 

2/ SANCERRE ROSÉ 2018

A Pinot Noir with a nice fresh and crisp aromatic frame with notes of strawberry and cherry. This rosé wine is fresh, elegant while maintaining a pleasant density.

Wine and food pairings

  • Aperitif, fish and shellfish, cold starters and barbecue.

[ SHOP $22,08 ]

 

3/ SANCERRE BLANC 2018

Balanced by a beautiful mineral freshness, this sauvignon with rich and intense fruity, is supported by a beautiful tension. A blow of heart for this very beautiful balance!

Wine and food pairings

  • Aperitif, seafood, grilled fish, cheeses (notably the crottin de chavignol).

[ SHOP $24,9 ]

 

4/ SANCERRE ROUGE 2018

Sancerre rouge with a nose of fresh, juicy and elegant red fruits. The mouth combines finesse and depth, supported by well-integrated tannins.

Wine and food pairings

  • Deli meats and grilled white meats.

[ SHOP $22,61 ]

 

5/ DOMAINE 2017

Well-typed sauvignon with scent (blackcurrant bud, citrus, yellow fruit), full-bodied, supple, mineral and fruity on the palate.

Wine and food pairings

  • A harmonious and fresh cuvée, to taste with grilled fish, seafood and even as an aperitif.

[ SHOP $37,92 ]

 

6/ DOMAINE 2018

Beautiful intensity and lots of sparkle for this wine, ample on the palate. We particularly like its fruitiness on the 2018 vintage! Well-typed sauvignon with scent (blackcurrant bud, citrus, yellow fruit), full-bodied, supple, mineral and fruity on the palate.

Wine and food pairings

  • A harmonious and fresh cuvée, to taste with grilled fish, seafood and even as an aperitif.

[ SHOP $15,95 ]

 

7/ FRANCOIS COTAT SANCERRE CULS DE BEAUJEU 2017 MAGNUM

A Sauvignon with a remarkable balance: lively, rich and full. The attack on the palate is lively and full. The fruit is of undeniable purity ending in beautiful bitters.

Vinification: Pneumatic pressing with gravity flow, cold settling, natural fermentation (without adding yeast) in barrels at controlled temperature, long aging on fine lees.

Aging: Aging on fine lees with stirring and regular tasting.

[ SHOP $129,13 ]