Lucien Crochet Sancerre Pinot ROSÉ 2023

$39.99

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Alcohol: 13,5%

Grape(s): Pinot Noir

Localization: Sancerre, Loire Valley, France

Tasting Notes: This is a Rose that is classic in character, with tangy strawberries and punchy chalk on the nose, and a soft, mellow, pale pink color in the glass.

Notes: Soil - Oxfordian and Kimmeridgian marls.

The grapes are handpicked. Entire bunches of grapes are fed into the pneumatic presses using a conveyor belt  Fermentation of the must in temperature-controlled vats. Fermentation lasts approximately 20 days. Racked in February. Bottled after 6 months of ageing

 

Tasting notes: This is a Rose that is classic in character, with tangy strawberries and punchy chalk on the nose, and a soft, mellow, pale pink color in the glass.

 

Food Pairing: A perfect summer wine, to be sipped outdoors and enjoyed with salads, cold cuts and barbecues

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 go 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 neighbouring 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.