White Sancerre vs Sauvignon Blanc
Is there a difference between white Sancerre and Sauvignon Blanc wines?
Yes and no. All white Sancerres [sahn-SEHR] are Sauvignon Blancs, but not all Sauvignon Blancs are Sancerres. Sauvignon Blanc is a white wine grape, and Sancerre is the name of a region in the Loire Valley in France. The white wines produced there are all made from Sauvignon Blanc grapes. Although Sauvignon Blanc grapes are grown throughout the world, only those wines made in Sancerre can be called that. White Sancerres are highly touted for their crisp, dry, acidic, fruity, herbal, and mineral qualities, and are considered some of the best Sauvignon Blanc wines in the world.
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