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Domaine Jean-Paul Balland Sancerre, Loire, France

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Wine Notes

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Search Rank 8268 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 8268th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 8950th

Awards
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Decanter World Wine Awards 2010 Bronze

Price History for Domaine Jean-Paul Balland Sancerre, Loire, France
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Grape Variety

Sauvignon Blanc is a white-wine grape from western France, now successfully grown in emerging and established wine regions all over the world. While the grape may be more readily associated with the Loire Valley (for its pivotal role in Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume), it is more likely to have originated from Bordeaux, where it is typically blended with Semillon.

In the late 20th Century, a new region began to gain a reputation as one of the great Sauvignon Blanc regions of the world: Marlborough, at the northern tip of New Zealand's South Island. The rapid development of the Marl ...more


Region
  • Sancerre is a small wine district in central France, famous for its crisp, aromatic white wines made from Sauvignon Blanc. It is also known for its high-quality goat cheeses, which are an excellent match for the local wine. The vineyards here surround the eponymous town, which sits atop a bean-shaped hill overlooking the river Loire (see Loire Valley).

    The classic Sancerre wine is white, bracingly acidic, and has pungent aromas of gooseberries, grass, nettles, and a hint of stony minerality. Richer, riper examples – particularly those from warmer, west-facing sites with chalky soils – often show fruitier notes of passionfruit and lemon peel. Sancerre is typically less 'obvious' than the most famous New World styles of Sauvignon Blanc; less grassy than those from ...more

  • Upper Loire is an unofficial name used to group together the Loire Valley wine districts situated upriver (south and east) of Touraine. It groups together two of the most famous Loire appellations – Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume – with a number of lesser-known appellations like Orleans, Valencay, Quincy and Cotes du Forez.more


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