Is Sancerre a dry or sweet wine?
Although white wine accounts for approximately 80% of the region’s production, small amounts of red wine are made in Sancerre, produced from 100% pinot noir. White wines from Sancerre are dry, light- to medium-bodied and dominated by flavors of citrus, flint, sea salt, honeysuckle and freshly cut herbs.
What is the closest wine to a Sancerre?
So, if you like Sancerre—but don’t want to spend the money—you’ll probably like Pouilly-Fume, Reuilly, Quincy, Touraine and other Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc. What are all those wines? Pouilly-Fume, Reuilly, etc, are all regions that produce Sauvignon Blanc—just like Sancerre.
How is Sancerre different from Sauvignon Blanc?
Sauvignon Blanc is a white wine grape, while Sancerre is the name of a wine region in France’s Loire Valley where the white wines from are made exclusively from Sauvignon Blanc. White wines from Sancerre are known for their vibrant acidity and flinty notes.
How much does a bottle of Sancerre cost?
Getting a bottle of Sancerre wine can run you anywhere from $10 to about $60. The difference between low and high-end Sancerre has everything to do with the complexity of flavor. Generally speaking, if you want to get into the better quality tier from this region, expect to spend about $25–$30 a bottle.
What food goes well with Sancerre?
The fruity flavors of Sancerre pair nicely with fresh goat cheeses, such as Crottin de Chavignol, oysters with lemon, arugula salad with vinaigrette dressing and sauteed pork chops. Serve these whites at 46 °F (8 °C). Reds and rosés from Sancerre are exclusively made from Pinot Noir grapes.
What cheese goes with Sancerre?
Fresh goat cheeses, creamy Brie, triple creme cheeses, ricotta, feta and Parmigiano-Reggiano all go well with Sancerres and Pouilly-Fumes.
What do you eat with Sancerre?
Is Pouilly-Fumé better than Pouilly-Fuissé?
Pouilly Fumé is lighter in alcohol and more acidic, while Pouilly Fuissé has a lot of body.