Domaine Lucien Crochet 2018 Sancerre AOC
Item Number: 13794
Sub Region: Centre-Loire
Appellation/AVA: Sancerre AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Calcareous clay soil-based caillottes and white earth
Fruit Source: The Lucien Crochet Sancerre is a blend of several estate lieux-dits and purchased grapes in Bué, Vinon and Crézancy. The average vine age is 20 years.
Winemaking Notes: The Sauvignon Blanc grapes are pressed upon arrival. They do not see any skin contact. Fermentation occurs in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. The wine sits in contact with the fine lees for around 6-7 months. Racking takes place late in the spring following harvest. The wine is fined and filtered before bottling.
Tasting Notes: This pale yellow hued Sancerre opens with white fruit aromatics, including peach and pear. On the palate, notes of melon, stone fruit and honey.
2016 Vintage Featured in Forbes.com 8/2/2018
"Expressive aromas of gooseberry, basil and lilies. Medium-full with excellent depth of fruit, notes of snow pea and green tea. Rich finish, excellent persistence. Textbook Sancerre flavors; superb complexity. Enjoy over the next 5-7 years. Fine value."