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Lucien Crochet Sancerre 2008

Sauvignon Blanc from Loire, France
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Winemaker Notes

Pungent and distinctive with mineral and grapefruit flavors; great depth and texture.

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The basic Crochet 2008 Sancerre smells hauntingly of white truffle, musky daffodil and peony; and pungent sage and citrus rinds. A Chablis-like sense of herbed, salted chicken stock and chalk underlies an otherwise bright, sassy, pungently inflected palate. Its finish exuberantly bright, clean, and invigorating, this should prove delightfully versatile and refreshing over the next 2-3 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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