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Mike Samii
Mike Samii
I am a Cordon Bleu Chef, Food and Wine Consultant, Author, Motivational and Public Speaker and a Life Success Coach

Sancerre - The Shining Star of the Loire Valley

Feb. 10, 2010 7:52 pm

If you asked me what was my most favorite white wine in the world, without contemplating or thinking it through, I would tell you Sancerre from the Loire valley in France.

Made with Sauvignon Blanc grape, this wine is so crisp and so refreshing that your taste buds would blossom and your mouth would water every time you think about it. It is the white wine to have with fish and sea food. It is the white wine to have period.

Sancerre is produced in the environs of the the city of Sancerre in the eastern part of the Loire valley and south east of Orlean. This area is well regarded for making wines of great purity and elegance, and when drinking Sancerre you can easily sense the great purity and distinguished elegance.

Sancerre comes in red and rose as well, but it is the Sancerre blanc that is the best and most famous. It emanates an aroma of grapefruit and white flowers. It is a wine that is nervous and dry, and which contains very low amount of sugar.

This wine reduces the level of cholesterol in the blood, optimizes the metabolism of lipids, carbohydrates and sugar in the body, and is one of the few wines that is permitted in case of diabetes and gout. The added healing virtues of this wine is another reason to drink it.

Sancerre accommodates well with goat cheese, especially Crotin de Chavignon which is native to the region and it is excellent with a variety of fishes and seafood, notably snow or king crab.

Remember, this wine can make you, your family and your friends very happy. Learn how to serve Sancerre and other amazing wines like it with the right food by visiting If you have a cellar, you need to have at least a couple of bottles of the shining star of the Loire valley in it. cheers!

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