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Lucien Crochet Croix du Roy Sancerre 2010

Sauvignon Blanc from Loire, France
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Winemaker 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.

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RP 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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.
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Lucien Crochet

Lucien Crochet

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Lucien Crochet, Loire, France
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.

Top-Rated Loire Whites

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