The vineyards of Sancerre:
Located on the banks of the River Loire, to the east of Bourges, the vineyards of Sancerre cover an area of 2,926 hectares. Three soil types make up the Sancerre terroir, giving it its specificity:
– Siliceous clay soils on the hills in the eastern vineyards.
– “Caillottes”, very stony and calcareous.
– “Terres blanches” which are white in
appearance and are located on the westernmost hills of the Sancerre region (clay-limestone based).
The Sancerre area of appellation includes the communes of Bannay, Bué, Crézancy, Menetou-Ratel, Ménétréol, Montigny, St-Satur, Ste-Gemme, Sancerre, Sury-en-Vaux, Thauvenay, Veaugues, Verdigny and Vinon.
Grape varieties: the Sauvignon Blanc grape for white wines and Pinot Noir grape for red wines find their pure expression in the Sancerre terroirs.