Domaine Lucien Crochet 2017 Pinot Rose, Sancerre AOC
Item Number: 11670
Sub Region: Centre-Loire
Appellation/AVA: Sancerre AOC
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Rose
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Residual Sugar(g/L): 10 g/l
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Kimmeridgian limestone and Oxfordian limestone
Average Vine Age: 25 years
Winemaking Notes: Grapes were harvested by hand and direct pressed whole-cluster. Fermentation occurred with selected yeasts in stainless steel tanks. Wine was aged for 6 months in stainless steel tanks.
Tasting Notes: Gilles Crochet’s 2017 Sancerre Rosé (100% direct-press Pinot Noir) is wonderfully classic in character, with tangy strawberries and punchy chalk on the nose, and a soft, mellow, pale pink color in the glass. The fruit is very cool and pure this vintage, with great drive and persistence on the acid-driven yet scrumptious palate. While Sancerre overall experienced around 15% losses due to frost in 2017, Crochet was thankfully spared completely.