Lucien Crochet La Croix du Roy Sancerre 2020


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Alcohol:  13% 

Grape(s): Sauvignon Blanc

Localization: Sancerre, Loire Valley, France 

Tasting Notes: Outstanding, textbook Sancerre. Lucien Crochet is renowned for his excellent Loire wines, and "La Croix Du Roy" is one of them. With bright citrus fruit with delightful earthy and herbal tones, this is exactly what a great Sancerre should be.

The Domain: 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 goes 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 neighboring 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.