Flowing over kilometers from its source in south central France, the Loire River passes through a rich variety of geological and scenic landscapes. Vines and valleys define Sancerre and its surroundings. Add vistas and charm, and you have an idea of this appeal of this trail. Set along a crest fronting the upper Loire River, the town, like the wine, is uniquely memorable and easy to like for all the reason above. This trail begins and ends in the town, which affords two opportunities to explore it. While there is an option to begin closer to the big circuit loop in the lower end of town, it would be a shame to miss wandering through the old center. The main square truly is the center of the town, in spirit, if not geographically, and here, at the nearby tourist information office, the trail begins. After a steep downhill section, the trail leads to an old wine cellar, and conveniently located at the start of the vineyards. But this is hardly surprising.
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A Winey Day Out: Sauvignon Blanc Wine Tour of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé
Skip to main content. Log in to get trip updates and message other travelers. Sancerre, France. With over 20 years' experience in organising and running wine tours in France, we offer our guests a unique experience. Our love of wine and the local vineyards, history and culture, will make your time with us unforgettable. The tours are also the perfect way to discover the region as we take guests off the beaten track in order to a get real feel for the country. The tours cater for small groups of 2 - 8 guests and transportation is in our air-conditionned minivan.
The grape is very much experiencing a rebirth as people are getting into more subtle things. Hailing from Bourgogne and the primary grape of Beaujolais, Gamay has a strong presence in the Loire and rightfully so. Like Sauvignon Blanc wines world-wide, Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc exhibits a crisp, fruity, citrus sharpness, from the nose to the palette, and a fair amount of acidity. Maimbray , Thauvenay, Veaugues, Verdigny, and Vinon. Vinification : Traditional. A series of small valleys cut through the chalk hills, each with their own soil profiles, micro-climate and terroir. For the experienced taster, wet wool is a blind giveaway of Chenin… and when grapes are affected with botrytis, expect a honeyed ginger note. Cab Franc ranges as expansively as Chenin. Originally planted entirely with Chasselas until the phylloxera pandemic impact shifted the focus to exclusively Sauvignon Blanc for white wines in