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Lucien Crochet "Croix du Roy" Sancerre 2009

Lucien Crochet "Croix du Roy" Sancerre 2009

Sauvignon Blanc from Loire, France

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Item No. 114364
  • RP90
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2011
  • RP91

Winemaker's Notes

While light and crips, Croix du Roy Sancerre is the most full-bodied and masculine of the three core Sancerres of the domaine. It is vinified in stainless steel with a late racking to insure that the wine captures the essence of the terroir.

Critical Acclaim

"From an unusually pebbly site on the western edge of Bue (and tasted on its fine less, in tank), Crochet’s 2009 Sancerre Clos du Roy smells of sage, black currant, and chalk dust; comes to the palate silken-textured yet bright, with distinctly chalky underpinnings; and finishes with adamant minerality yet juicy satisfaction. This is notably heat free, texturally alluring, distinctively mineral, and downright refreshing for its vintage – not to mention for 14% alcohol! – and should delightful over at least the next 3-4 years.
Range: 89-90"
90 Points

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