Originally Posted by Piobaire
Last night I had a Pinot from Sancerre, a Lynch import. First, never had a Pinot from Sancerre before. Second, it was light and quaffable.
I have read (but i can't remember where, so take it for what it's worth) that Sancerre Rouge was much more common 50 or 60 years ago and that it was frequently used as the house red at Paris restaurants. Regardless, it's hard enough to find in the US now. I have seen one from Lucien Crochet (imported by Neal Rosenthal, so it's probably pretty good, if not much of a bargain), and that's about it.
I have had a Pinot/Gamay blend from Domaine Salvard in Cheverny (a lower-status appellation in the same general area as Sancerre), also imported by Kermit Lynch; and it was juicy and delicious. The Salvard Cheverny Blanc (mostly Sauvignon Blanc, with a bit of Chardonnay) is also delicious and on my list of excellent QPR Loire whites.