Tonight’s adventure in wine tasting was a Sancerre, please do not ask me to say it I will kill it with my horrible pronunceation. I had a bit of a hard time finding a Sancerre. The first store I went to did not have any and the second store I visited only had 4 options. They ranged in price from $22 to $35.
Unlike the Albarinos last week, the Sancerre, even though it is a white, it was not sweet. In fact it was quite tart, but not bitter like I think Pinot Grigi s tend to be. The Sancerre had a crisp and clean taste to it. As odd as this sounds, since know that wine is made of grapes, I did not detect any hints of fruitiness.
I wish the Sanceres had not been so pricey though, I would have loved to have had two to compare like last week. To see what it is that really distinguishes the Sancerre.
So far I have loved the wine suggestions I have gotten on Twitter, please send more my way. I LOVE finding and trying new wines.
Next week Beth has agreed to share her “party favor” from her wine dinner tonight. . .I believe it is a Silver Oak Cabernet. I’ve never tried a Silver Oak before; they are always a bit out of my normal price range so I cannot wait!