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Date Printed: 10/30/2014
Lucien Crochet Croix du Roy Sancerre 2008
Lucien Crochet Croix du Roy Sancerre 2008
(search item no. 108578)
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 10/30/2014: $26.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

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About Lucien Crochet:

Domaine Lucien Crochet stems from the fusion of the winegrowing estates of André 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 of 38 hectares. His son, Gilles, now runs the estate. 29 hectares are planted with Sauvignon Blanc. It is with these grapes that we produce our range of white wines. The remaining 9 hectares are planted with Pinot Noir which go into the making of our red and rosé wines. Most of our vineyards are located within the village of Bué, with some in the neighbouring communes of Sancerre, Crézancy and Vinon. The soil and subsoil are clay-limestone based and date back to the Oxfordian and Kimmeridgian stages. Most of our vines face south, south-west and south-east, giving the grapes maximum exposure to the summer sun.