Sancerre is an especially privileged wine growing location, proudly dominating some of the most beautiful scenery in the Loire valley.
The famous Sauvignon Blanc appellation is located on the left bank of the Loire, across from Pouilly-Fumé.
The grape is grown all along the Loire River, throughout Touraine, but it reaches its apogee in the eastern Loire, at Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé, because of the region’s chalk, flint and marl soils.
At its best, and with meticulous vineyard management and skilled handling in the cellar, Sancerre combines the piercing, aromatic fruit qualities of the grape variety with the dry-as-a-bone, minerally, stony character derived from its special location – what the French call “terroir”.
Sancerre can achieve this because it’s not a mass-produced wine.
The Balland family own some of the best vineyards in this famous area, producing wines of a pale golden colour and an assertive bouquet of gooseberry and lemon with a delightful supple finish.
DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2014:INTERNATIONAL TROPHY WINNER (Sauvignon Blanc over £15)JEAN-PAUL BALLAND SANCERRE GRAND CUVEE 2012
“Understated, restrained and elegant with superb expression of fruit. A polished, floral nose shows a hint of oak spice and minerally fruits leading to a palate of yellow plums and flint, backed up by fresh acidity singing with mineral nuances. Great ageing potential”

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  • Sancerre ~ Domaine Jean-Paul Balland

    Sancerre ~ Domaine Jean-Paul Balland

    £203.40 Per Case (Ex VAT) Equiv price per bottle £16.95 (ex VAT)

    Clear to the eye with a pale yellow hue, suggesting a ripe fruity wine, delicate on the nose with aromas of peach and white blossoms then a fresh and supple approach opens out into a rich fruitiness, flavoured with a hint of exotic fruits. A well-balanced wine confirmed by a generous and lively finish! This prestigious wine symbolises the very best of this famous area.

    Aromas: Gooseberries, Grapefruit, Lemon Blossom

  • sancerre red balland

    Sancerre ~ Domaine Jean-Paul Balland

    £203.40 Per Case (Ex VAT) Equiv price per bottle £16.95 (ex VAT)

    Brilliant Burlat cherry-red in appearance and beautifully intense. Jean-Paul Balland has created something really special when it comes to this red wine from the region of Sancerre. This wine is made exclusively of Pinot Noir and is cultivated on 2.15 hectares of chalky clay soils.

    The grapes are put in stainless still vats for maceration for about twenty days.Two thirds of the harvest have then been aged in new oak casks before they are bottled for 12 months before being released. The final result is a fine concentration of black fruits with rich aromas of stewed fruits, cinnamon, vanilla, toffee and cedar.

    Aromas: Black fruits, Spice, liquorice.