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Lucien Crochet Sancerre "Le Chêne Marchand" 2021

Lucien Crochet Sancerre "Le Chêne Marchand" 2021

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100% Sauvignon Blanc

Sancerre, Loire, France

This wine is produced from vineyards in the village of Bué (principally the “Clos du Chêne Marchand”) that are planted uniquely to clay-limestone soils, known as “caillottes” and “griottes” which yield a wine of particularly fine quality and exceptional length. Usually harvested earlier than the other cuvées because of the excellent exposure of the vines to the sun, “Le Chêne” maintains an elegant acidity in support of the ripe fruit of these well-positioned vines.

This wine opens with pure fruits (often green apple and lime) tied to a taut mineral spine. Aromas of honeysuckle, this wine, greater in complexity than the Croix du Roy or the basic Sancerre, also often offers a filigreed finesse and elegance that communicates the terroir.

Vinified in stainless steel tanks 90% and 10% 600L demi muids, with a late racking to insure that the wine captures the essence of the terroir. 10-12 months on the lees, then the wine is filtered and bottled in September of the year following harvest

Pale yellow.  Starts out lovely and crisp, with lots of volume and richness, pleasing length and minerality.

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