Wine from Sancerre:
The vineyards of Sancerre stretch over 2800 hectares and are situated on the right side bank of the river Loire. There are 14 villages that qualify for the appellation of Sancerre. The unique cépage (grape) used for the production of white wine under the Sancerre appellation is sauvignon, whilst the cépage/grape for all red/rosé wine from the Sancerre region is pinot noir.
Wine from Pouilly Sur Loire:
It’s in the immediate vicinity to Sancerre at Pouilly where the world famous white wine ‘Pouilly fumé is produced. A variety of soil, notably those rich in limestone lends itself to producing a quality sauvignon wine. The area boasts more than one hundred vineyards.
Wine from Chablis:
The world famous Chablis wine is produced in the Burgundy region of l’Yonne, not far from the pretty river town of Auxerre. The Chablis area consists of some 4 750 hectares covering more than twenty villages. Chablis derives from the Chardonnay cépage (grape) only. Today Chablis represents around a 1/6 of the total wine production in Burgundy. There are 4 appellations for Chablis : Petit-Chablis, Chablis, Chablis Premier Cru et Chablis Grand Cru. The region around the town of Auxerre is called the ‘Grand Auxerrois’ where a further 10 wine appellations can be appreciated. Bourgogne-Chitry, Bourgogne-Côte-Saint-Jacques, Bourgogne-Côtes-d’Auxerre, Bourgogne-Coulanges-la-Vineuse, Bourgonge-Épineuil, Tonnerre, Bourgogne-Vézelay, Crémant-de-Bourgogne, Irancy et Saint-Bris.