Why Americans Love Sancerre

Vintners’ focus on site-specific bottlings is boosting complexity in these Loire Valley whites

Why Americans Love Sancerre
The vineyards of Pascal Jolivet outside the town of Sancerre
From the Dec 15, 2022, issue

“I’ll have the Sancerre.” It’s a phrase that American sommeliers hear countless times a day. Yet many of these loyal Sancerre fans may not even be aware that their blue-chip white is a 100% Sauvignon Blanc from an appellation in the eastern Loire Valley. Sancerre is a wine that has transcended grape and region. Read on for a deep dive into the wine, plus a list of recent top botlings!

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