100% Sauvignon Blanc, old vines: 60 years old, from several plots around the village of Bué. The terroir is made of steep slopes, on shallow soil, well-drained, limestone, locally known as “griottes” dating back to the Oxfordian stage, very calcareous.
The grapes are handpicked; the entire bunches of grapes are fed into a pneumatic press, after cold settling, the musts ferment in temperature-controlled vats (70%) and in new casks (30%) for 30 days, racked and bottled after 12 months ageing.
Pale yellow color with golden hints. Powerful aromas of ripe fruit, citrus, peach and pear. The palate is fat and full-bodied, but with delicate, well-integrated, notes of oak on the finish. A gastronomic wine to match with turbot, red mullet or crustaceans such as lobster and scampi.
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.