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We're cooling things down with Sancerre!

We're cooling things down with Sancerre!

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Summer is heating up and we're cooling down with Sancerre (aka Sauv Blanc)! This season we're revisiting an all-time favorite winemaker - Vincent Grall - who has been quietly making Sancerre with his two employees since 1999. 

As the smallest producer in the region, Grall manages 9 acres organically, does everything by hand and still makes this stuff in his garage. This super cool French guy makes Sancerre because he really enjoys doing it... and drinking it.

What is Sancerre?

Sancerre is a town and wine region located in the east part of the Loire Valley in France. It's known for its white wines - produced from Sauvignon Blanc - that are crisp and vibrant with acidity. These iconic wines are collectively known as "Sancerres" around the world.

ic: Vincent Grall | Sancerre (on ice!)

What sets Sancerre apart?

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The cool climate of the region allows the grapes to ripen slowly, resulting in wines with bright acidity and intense flavors.

With refreshing citrus flavors, elegant minerality, and floral aromas, Sancerre is often described as having a delicate balance between fruitiness and acidity, making it a versatile and food-friendly wine.

How does Sancerre pair with food?

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This wine begs for something sour. Lemon, lime, fresh goat cheese (like the kind that makes you pucker). It’s amazing with minerals and salt too – think briny oysters or bottarga. This wine is like licking a river stone dipped in citrus, so any food that comes to mind with that visual will work. It can pierce through oil like a perfect salad dressing blend, so don’t be afraid to serve this with a rich salmon or sea bass. Enjoy!

Tell me more about this 'garage' wine

ic: Vincent Grall | Sancerre

Although not certified, the vineyard soils are worked manually and organic treatments are used. The intention is to work as naturally as possible, in both the vineyards and the cellar to highlight the famed silex and marl soils of the region.

ic: Vincent Grall

As the smallest producer in this famed region, Grall is a two-person operation to this day who still makes this wine is his garage - this guy is as real as they come!

It’s OG Sauvignon Blanc from one of the most famous regions in the world.

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