Sancerre alternatives: Expert's Choice

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Pouilly-Fume and Menetou-Salon are almost indistinguishable from Sancerre in youth, says Christelle Guibert; only with time do terroir differences show. See Christelle's top 18 Sancerre alternatives, a selection of UK-available wines tasted blind during a visit to Central Loire in June 2012...
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Alexandre Bain, Pierre Précieuse 2011

Alexandre Bain, Pierre Précieuse 2011
From a biodynamic vineyard comes this stunning cuvée packed with gentle stone fruit and wrapped up with a fine minerality. The delicate fruit is carried on the palate; there’s plenty of backbone and a very long, crystalline finish. Definitely a winemaker to watch. 18.5pts/20 (95/100pts)
Price £23.49 Les Caves de Pyrène
Drink 2013–2016
Alc 13%