100% Sauvignon Blanc from several plots around the village of Bué. The terroir is made of shallow, well-drained soil on top of Oxfordian limestone, locally known as "caillottes".
The entire bunches of grapes are fed into pneumatic presses. Cold settling fermentation of musts in temperature-controlled vats for about 30 days and 10% in oak barrels of 600 litres. Matured on the lees for 10 months before bottling.
Pale yellow color with aromas of white fruit, peach, pear and wet pebble. This dry white wine has a beautiful tension and expression of Sancerre calcareous terroir, mineral with intense aromas of white fruit. Nice balance between tension and roundness. A perfect wine for aperitif, seafood and warm goat cheese salad.
Son and grand-son of winemakers, Lucien Crochet decided to leave Sancerre in 1978 to pursue his university studies in oenology in Dijon (Burgundy). After, several extremely enriching experiences, especially during a formative training at Domaine Dujac in Morey-Saint-Denis, where he discovered another approach to Pinot Noir, he returned to the family estate in Bué in 1983.
Lucien Crochet vineyards cover a surface area of 35 hectares, 26 of which are planted with Sauvignon Blanc, and 9 hectares with Pinot Noir for the reds and rosé. Most of the vines are in Bué, one of the most reputed village for Sancerre, as well as plots in the adjacent communes of Sancerre, Crézancy and Vinon.