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2009 Domaine Jean-Paul Balland Sancerre, Loire, France

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This producer also makes a red wine. Ensure your merchant has the color you are looking for

Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $22

Search Rank 8226 What is search rank?
Over all vintages, this was the 8226th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 11385th

Score: 88. When to drink: 2010 to 2013
The Wine-Searcher score of 88/100 is based on the following wine critic score:
Critic Score When to drink
17/20   2010 to 2013
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Award Organization Award Year Result
Decanter World Wine Awards 2010 Bronze
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Price History for 2009 Domaine Jean-Paul Balland Sancerre, Loire, France
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Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc

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: ... more

Region Hierarchy
  • Sancerre wine region

    Sancerre is one of the Loire Valley wine region's most easterly appellations and arguably its most prestigious. Once a name associated with light-bodied red wines, since the mid-20th century Sancerre has been world famous for the crisp, herbaceous style and marked minerality of its Sauvignon Blanc. It still produces red and rose wines, exclusively from Pinot Noir, but these represent only about one-fifth of its annual production.

    The distinctively smoky, gunflint character of Sauvignon Blanc from this area is an intrinsic part of the Sancerre palate and is referred to locally as ... more

  • Upper Loire wine region

    Upper Loire is an unofficial name given to the eastern end of the main Loire Valley wine region of France. It groups together the likes of Sancerre, Pouilly-Fume and Menetou-Salon alongside lesser-known appellations such as ... more

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