Tesco finest Sancerre

  • Wine: Tesco Finest Sancerre (Fournier Père et Fils)
  • Country: France
  • Region: Loire
  • Year: 2020
  • Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc
  • ABV: 13%
  • Bottle top: cork
  • Price: £14.00
  • Purchased: Tesco
  • Rating: five out of five

Tasting Notes

This fantastic Sancerre wine is produced and bottled by Fournier Père et Fils in the small village of Verdigny, close to the medieval hilltop town of Sancerre itself, in the Central Vineyards sub-region of the Loire Valley. Their family has been in the wine trade since 1926 and this wine reflects the near century of expertise that has gone into the making of it. It is without doubt one of my favourite white wines and is a sheer pleasure to drink from start to finish.

It is immaculately dry and crisp and the notes of tropical fruit are pleasingly evident. The label describes it as having ‘a long creamy, refreshing finish’, and I wouldn’t argue with that. It’s said to be a great match for goat’s cheese and salads, but I can confirm that it also goes down exceedingly well with a chicken tikka masala. I’ll definitely be buying this one again.