Video: visiting Sancerre by helicopter

Here’s a short film shot from my recent visit to the famous Loire village of Sancerre, by chopper. It proved quite an eventful journey: on the way, the door I was sitting next to came open. It looked quite a long way down. The pilot had to land in a field in order for me to close it properly.

Sancerre is quite beautiful, surrounded by vineyards. These are proper vineyard soils, too. Until phylloxera arrived in the late 19th century, this was Pinot Noir country. Now it’s dominated by Sauvignon, with just a bit of Pinot.

 

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