Sancerre

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A regional wine from the Loire Valley of central France. Wines are mostly Sauvignon Blanc (and very rarely: Pinot Noir). Sauvignon Blanc is exceptionally lean and textured from Sancerre’s chalky soils.

Primary Flavors

  • Gooseberry

  • Grapefruit

  • Honeydew Melon

  • Hay

  • Flint

Taste Profile

  • Dry
  • Light Body
  • Low/None Tannin
  • High Acidity
  • 11.5–13.5% ABV

Handling

  • Serving Temp Cold
    45–55°F / 7–13°C
  • Glass TypeWhite
  • Decant No
  • Ageability3-5 years
  • Avg Price $23.00

Food Pairing

Sancerre and pan fried goat cheese is last-meal worthy, the zippiness of the Sauvignon blanc is magic against the tangy cheese. Oysters, salads, or citrus sauces are other good options.

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