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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Blanchet Françis, Calcite 2011

Blanchet Françis, Calcite 2011
Entirely grown on Kimmeridgian marl, the nose of this wine is quite expressive, with hints of citrus and fresh white flowers. The palate is elegant with direct acidity and plenty of minerality, and nice purity of fruit on the finish. 18pts/20 (93/100pts)
Price £12.50 Gerrard Seel
Drink 2013–2015
Alc: 13%