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Lucien Crochet Croix du Roy Sancerre 2008

Sauvignon Blanc from Loire, France
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Downright musky as well as hinting at white truffle and chalk dust, Crochet’s 2008 Sancerre Clos du Roy delivers another Chablis-like concentration of salted meat stock with herbs and chalk, the whole drenched in refreshingly juicy lime and grapefruit. This terrific value finishes with invigorating, dynamic, interactive, near kaleidoscopic complexity of animal, herbal, citrus, and mineral elements and should be worth relishing over the next half dozen years.
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Lucien Crochet

Lucien Crochet

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Lucien Crochet, Loire, France
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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 they produce their range of white wines. The remaining 9 hectares are planted with Pinot Noir which go into the making of the red and rosé wines.

Most of Lucien Crochet's 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 the vines face south, south-west and south-east, giving the grapes maximum exposure to the summer sun.

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