Sancerre


san-serre

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
  • Hay
  • Flint

Taste Profile

Dry

Light Body

None Tannins

High Acidity

11.5–13.5% ABV

Handling


  • SERVE
    45–55°F / 7-12°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    White

  • DECANT
    No

  • CELLAR
    3–5 Years

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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