Domaine Lucien Crochet, Sanserre (2019)Regular price $33.99
Sancerre from Lucien Crochet opens with an intense expression of grapefruit, with a high dose of mineral notes in the background. Dry, clean, and mineral with lovely grapefruits flavors, with a soft spicy finish.
Appellation: AOC Sancerre
• Encépagement: Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
• Average Annual Production: 100,000 bottles
• Average Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
• Average Residual Sugar: < 2 g/l
The grapes for this basic cuvée of Sancerre are sourced from the vineyards in Bué, Vinon and Crézancy. After harvest, fermentation is done in stainless steel cuves at temperatures between 14 and 18 degrees Celsius. As with all the whites at the domaine, this wine sits in contact with the fine lies for a considerable period of time with the racking being done late in the spring following harvest. The first bottling occurs no earlier than July and frequently does not occur until September of the year following harvest.
The estate's village-level offering ties pungeancy of fruit and con-centration of flavor to the minerality and herbacious qualities that make its Sancerrois origins unmistakable.
Loire Valley stretches from Atlantic coast near Nantes to the inland Auvergne in the middle of the country. This wine region in western France plays a major role in terms of both quantity and quality of the national total output. The production is predominately driven by white wines using Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, and Melon de Bourgogne.