Pungent and distinctive with mineral and grapefruit flavors; great depth and texture. This is a pure, unoaked Sauvignon Blanc from the region of Sancerre. Incredibly fresh, full of minerals and smoky subtle fruits. Excellent with seafood.
Domaine Lucien Crochet stems from the fusion of the winegrowing estates of Andr? Crochet (Lucien?s father) and Lucien Picard (his father-in-law)....
Domaine Lucien Crochet stems from the fusion of the winegrowing estates of Andr? 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 ros? wines. Most of our vineyards are located within the village of Bu?, with some in the neighbouring communes of Sancerre, Cr?zancy 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.