The vine flourishes chiefly in the east of the arrondissement of Sancerre.
It is divided into three arrondissements (29 cantons, 292 communes) cognominal with the towns of Bourges, SaintAmand-Mont-Rond, and Sancerre, of which the first is the capital, the seat of an archbishop and of a court of appeal and headquarters of the VIII.
Bourges, Saint-Amand-Mont-Rond, Vierzon and Sancerre (q.v.) are the principal towns.
But from 1181 to 1185 he had to struggle against a feudal league of his Champagnard uncles and other great barons, whose most active member was Stephen I., count of Sancerre 1152-1191).
Though attacked from both north and south, the king's activity enabled him to compel the count of Sancerre to implore peace in 1181.
Sauvignon Blancs come from around the world and have fun comparing a Sancerre from France with Sauvignon Blancs from New Zealand, Napa Valley, and South Africa.
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