Wine of France. Sancerre - White French Wine On a hill overlooking the left bank of the Loire river, the town of Sancerre has given its name to one of the Loire valley's most celebrated white wines. The region of Sancerre is fêted for its wine and cheese. The relief created by the river helps sauvignon grapes develop a host of aromas that give Sancerre its elegance and distinctive style. The influence of the terroir and of the grape variety are expressed in wonderful style. This Sancerre can be enjoyed as an aperitif or together with steamcooked fish, sea food or poultry. It goes very well with the local goats cheese, Crottin de Chavignol.