Appears in
Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Quincy, rapidly expanding, historic white wine appellation in the greater Loire region producing racy dry wines from Sauvignon Blanc (with up to 10% Sauvignon Gris) grapes from a total area of vines that had grown to 269 ha/664 acres by 2012 of sand and gravel on the left bank of the Cher tributary. Its long history (it was the second appellation created, after châteauneuf-du-pape) and early popularity owe much to its proximity to river transport (especially in comparison with the much smaller nearby appellation reuilly). The wines tend to be a little more rustic, less delicate, than those made in Menetou-Salon and Sancerre to the east.