Sancerre Rouge "Croix du Roy", Lucien Crochet
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Sancerre Rouge "Croix du Roy", Lucien Crochet - 2017

Item # 27205 750mL
$31.96/ Single Bottle
$383.52 $345.17/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

The soil composition of Crochet's vineyards yields wines that are highly aromatic with an excellent balance of pure and delicate fruit with fine minerality. This red wine comes from 35-year-old Pinot Noir vines.

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Staff Pick Notes

Sancerre has become synonymous with Sauvignon Blanc, but the region's Pinot Noir should not be overlooked. Dom. Lucien Crochet is a favorite for Sauvignon Blanc, and this Pinot shows equal verve. Gilles Crochet, Lucien's son who is now at the helm, trained at Domaine Dujac in Morey-Saint-Denis and brings a Burgundian sensibility to his winemaking. His Pinot is grown organically on south and east facing slopes to capture every bit of sunshine.The grapes are hand-harvested and vinified with native yeasts, then spend 22 months in a combination of barrel and stainless steel. This shows bright, fresh red fruit, cherry, cranberry, and a bit of earthiness. It falls somewhere between light and medium body.This is a great food wine that would pair nicely with salmon or pork.


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Pinot Noir

The Burgundy region of northeastern France is the historic home of the Pinot Noir grape, and is the source of the world’s greatest examples. Here one finds renditions of Pinot Noir that deliver power with finesse and grace, wines that have unimaginable depth of flavor, yet are perfectly balanced and ephemeral in the mouth - in short, wines that deliver all that Pinot Noir has to offer. Terroir,...

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