Wines and vines (Sancerre)

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!

English: Sauvignon blanc wine grape. Location:... The town is situated on the banks of the very beautiful and cycling friendly Loire River.

In this setting, it is also surrounded by the most beautiful vineyards which create lush green vistas of carefully managed rows of vines.

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We were lucky to be in this area just before the Autumn set in, and as I enjoy cool, bright green landscapes, this really appealed to me.

Cotat Sancerre

Cotat Sancerre (Photo credit: e_calamar)

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.

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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.

The district was so lovely, we had to stop part way up the hill to Sancerre to enjoy the surroundings and the view.

The district was so lovely, we had to stop part way up the hill to Sancerre to enjoy the surroundings and the view.

(Follow this link for the itinerary and details for our Tour of France)

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2 responses to “Wines and vines (Sancerre)

  1. Wow this is a dream tour!!!
    It would be a paradise for me (I like wines and amazing landscapes)
    I hope you’re fine and I wish you a nice day
    xoxo

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