Lucien Crochet "Croix du Roy" Sancerre 2010

Sauvignon Blanc from Loire, France

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Item No. 116378
  • RP91
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.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2011
  • RP91

Winemaker's Notes

While light and crisp, 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

"Caraway and resinous herbs including mint pungently scent Crochet’s 2010 Sancerre Croix du Roy, then mingle with pear (fresh and distilled), lime, grapefruit and pineapple for a colorful and exhilarating display. A strong sense of underlying chalkiness shows through in a finish of clarity and refreshing persistence. This ought to put on a fine show for at least the next half dozen years. "
91 Points

Learn About Lucien Crochet Map ItMap It

Domaine Lucien Crochet stems from the fusion of the winegrowing estates of Andre Crochet (Lucien"s father) and Lucien Picard (his father-in-law). The latter was one of the pioneers of bottling in the Sancerre region and one of the first to sell his Sancerre wines in Paris in the early 1950s. Lucien Crochet expanded the estate over the last thirty years to its current surface area...

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Learn About Loire

It's unfortunate that this region is so under appreciated and overlooked - the wines from the Loire Valley are outstanding. They are delicious examples of varietal and soil expression and the wide range of wines is so refreshing. Dry, sweet, sparkling, red, white… all represented here in the Loire. The main white grapes are Chenin Blanc, Muscadet and Sauvignon Blanc. For reds...

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Learn About Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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