17 Ratings
Lucien Crochet Sancerre La Croix du Roy

Wine Details





Wine Description

(From 2013 Vintage) The grapes were hand-picked and sorted a first time in the vineyard before being brought to the winery in 40 kg crates. They were then table-sorted before being completely destemmed. A belt was used to transfer the grapes into the tanks. Daily punching of the cap and pumping over of the must. Fermentation lasted 30 days. A belt was used for devatting. The grapes were gently pressed using a pneumatic press. Ageing: 60% in barrels and 40% in stainless steel tanks for 11 months. Then the wine has been blended for another 11 months ageing 100% in tanks. Bottled in September 2012.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2011 Vintage) Initially a bit reduced, but highly expressive after a good shaking, Crochet's 2011 Sancerre Croix du Roy reveals effusively ripe pear, pink grapefruit, and honeydew melon. While expansive and caressing as well as exceedingly ripe, it displays admirable, wafting lift and generously juicy finishing refreshment.