My previous post described the views from the amazing Tour de Fiefs in Sancerre in France. However, this is only part of what I enjoyed about Sancerre – a hint of the other thing I enjoyed is evident in some of the photos on that post too!
In this setting, it is also surrounded by the most beautiful vineyards which create lush green vistas of carefully managed rows of vines.
The area was originally well known for its red wines which were produced from Pinot Noir (dark coloured) grapes. However, after a bad infestation of phylloxera (small pest insects) severely damaged the vines in the area, the vineyards had to all be replanted with white grapes instead.
Currently, the area produces many white, rose and red wines. For those who like cheese with their wine (like me 🙂 ), the district also produces some superb goat cheeses.
(Follow this link for the itinerary and details for our Tour of France)