Sancerre

The Sancerre Appellation is located in the eastern part of France’s Loire Valley, south of Orléans. The vineyards are close to the centre of France, 450km from the Atlantic Coast, so the climate is typical continental, with short, hot summers and long, cold winters. Sancerre is best-known for producing some of the finest Sauvignon Blanc in the world, but also makes a small quantity of excellent red and rosé wines from Pinot Noir. These grape varieties thrive on the local soils of Kimmeridgian marl, limestone, and the famous Silex flint, producing wonderfully perfumed wines, with vibrant acidity, and clean orchard fruit flavours.
The Sancerre Appellation is located in the eastern part of France’s Loire Valley, south of Orléans. The vineyards are close to the centre of France, 450km from the Atlantic Coast, so the climate is typical continental, with short, hot summers and long, cold winters. Sancerre is best-known for producing some of the finest Sauvignon Blanc in the world, but also makes a small quantity of excellent red and rosé wines from Pinot Noir. These grape varieties thrive on the local soils of Kimmeridgian marl, limestone, and the famous Silex flint, producing wonderfully perfumed wines, with vibrant acidity, and clean orchard fruit flavours.