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Sancerre
Interesting
Sancerre The Essential
Interesting
Dominating a landscape renowned for vines and goats, Sancerre is widely known for its delicious flinty-flavoured white wine and little goats' cheeses known as "crottins" (manufactured most notably at nearby Chavignol). Perched high above the River Loire, this ancient bastion of Protestantism has charming winding streets, characterful old quarters and some fine viewpoints (most notably from the esplanade of the porte César) over its surrounding vineyards, planted on steep slopes.