Louis Eric

OriginThauvenay, Frankreich

Known principally for the production of red wine from the Pinot Noir grape until the 20th century, the Sancerre area was devastated by phylloxera in the late 19th century. The vineyards were replanted in Sauvignon Blanc (also see Sancerre (wine)). In 1936 Sancerre white was given AOC (INAO) status;reds were classified in 1959. The area now produces white, red and rose wine. The following communes fall inside the Sancerre and Sancerre-Loire Valley controlled label of origin area: Bannay, Bué, Crésancy, Menetou-Râtel, Ménétréol, Montigny, Saint Satur, Sainte-Gemme, Sancerre, Sury-en-Vaux, Thauvenay, Veaugues, Verdigny et Vinon.