Pierre Hourlier Wines

Sancerre

 

The Sancerre region, world famous for its production of white wine, lies across the banks of the Loire from Pouilly Fumé and displays many of the same climatic and topographic characteristics that make it difficult for the best of wine enthusiasts to distinguish between. While internationally known as specialists in making some of the worlds finest Sauvignon Blancs, Sancerre wine growers has a secret passion for producing some fresh and fruity rosé wines from Pinot Noir and Grenache that, like the Moulin des Vrilleres Rosé, compliment a fish or shellfish meal, providing a delightful alternative from serving with a traditional white pairing.

With ancient roots in viticulture dating back to the 6th century, the Sancerre wine region was originally famous for its Pinot Noir reds, which were exported extensively throughout France via the Loire and were described by Duke Jean de Berry to be the best wines in the entire kingdom. Even without all these previous accounts of perfection, all that is needed is a sample of their Sauvignon Blancs to understand the passion and incredible skill invested in producing a wine of the highest quality.