Heading south from the cote de blancs in Champagne via Chablis or train from Paris, the next stop is located in the Eastern section of the Loire Valley, to discover the world renowned Sancerre AOP wine region, dominated by Sauvignon Blanc grapes where the white wines of the region tend to be structured with acidity and citrus with mineral and herbal aromatics.
During the day learn how the style of each wine changes according to the wine makers preferences for pre fermentation macerations or swift pressing, wild yeast or natural yeast, steel or oak, malolactic or no malolactic, and the all important harvest date. Don't forget to order the local goat's milk Crotin de Chavignol AOC cheese and pair it with a chilled lemony herbal Sancerre. A perfect regional cuisine match. American clients will enjoy comparing French Sauvignon Blancs, with for example Merry Edwards Russian River, in California.
Wine Lovers Tour