White Sancerre wines are made from Sauvignon. There are also the red and rosé Sancerre wines produced from Pinot noir. The vines are planted on steep terrains, and such a location allows the vine to benefit from many different microclimates.
These conditions produce highly complex wines. The hills of Sancerre protect the vines from wind and rain, which favours the perfect ripening of the grapes. The white Sancerre wine has a pale gold colour. It develops citrus fragrances that blend with mint, fern or acacia. It fills up the palate with magnificent honey and orange blossom aromas. The red Sancerre wine has a ruby colour with a dark-red Morello cherry nose. On the palate, it is supple thanks to the soft tannins. The rosé Sancerre wine is a fresh and fruity wine that releases lovely peach aromas.
For a great food and wine pairing, the white Sancerre wines will go wonderfully hand in hand with fish, white meats (lamb, veal, etc.) and you will also enjoy it with goat cheeses, especially with the famous “Crottin de Chavignol” cheese. The Sancerre red wine is best paired with game. The rosé Sancerre wines will be perfect as an aperitif, and they will also perfectly complement white meats.