Vintage 2022

Sancerre Classique, Domaine Francois Crochet

Domaine François Crochet
Product Code: FT01ZZWC

Tasting Notes

Vivifying and fresh nose. Citrus, lemongrass and mint pepper. Dense and fresh in the palate. Saltiness in the finish. Fresh, pure and elegant with blackcurrant leaf and gooseberry on the nose.This is textbook Sancerre which has fruit and minerality in perfect proportions. Fresh citrus fruit acidity supports stony fruit and minerality on the palate.The wines from Francoisand Carine Crochet are some of the most precise and refined Sancerre around. With powerand elegance and purity this wine really stands out.

Profile

Sauvignon Blanc
12.9
FRANCE
12
Cork
Domaine Francois Crochet
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            [Notes1] => Vivifying and fresh nose. Citrus, lemongrass and mint pepper. Dense and fresh in the palate. Saltiness in the finish.	

Fresh, pure and elegant with blackcurrant leaf and gooseberry on the nose.This is
textbook Sancerre which has fruit and minerality in perfect proportions. Fresh citrus fruit
acidity supports stony fruit and minerality on the palate.The wines from Francoisand
Carine Crochet are some of the most precise and refined Sancerre around. With powerand
elegance and purity this wine really stands out.		
			
			
			

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envelope is pushed to gain every inch of flavour and precision and François has recently begun doing some fermenting in ovoid tanks in order to add more weight to the wines. With minimum
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envelope is pushed to gain every inch of flavour and precision and François has recently begun doing some fermenting in ovoid tanks in order to add more weight to the wines. With minimum
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envelope is pushed to gain every inch of flavour and precision and François has recently begun doing some fermenting in ovoid tanks in order to add more weight to the wines. With minimum
 intervention, the results are extraordinary; richer and rounder than traditional Sancerre but with superb, underlying freshness and 
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Producer >

Based in the village of Bué, in the south-western corner of the Sancerre appellation, François Crochet marches to the beat of a different drum. The majority of his 11 ha domaine is planted on chalky limestone (locally described as Caillotes) whilst the rest is on a blend of clay and chalk, known as Terres Blanches. Farming is organic. In the cellar, the envelope is pushed to gain every inch of flavour and precision and François has recently begun doing some fermenting in ovoid tanks in order to add more weight to the wines. With minimum intervention, the results are extraordinary; richer and rounder than traditional Sancerre but with superb, underlying freshness and minerality.

Winemaking >

Whole grape pressingis combined with asequential program to allow averygentle extraction of the juice. Afterastatic settling period the juice is racked and the alcoholic fermentation takes place for 3 to 4 weeks, using natural yeasts. When complete the wine is matured on its fine lees for 6 months in stainless steel.Then the wine is filtered on cellulose plates before bottling.

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Guide Vert RVF, Bettane& Desseauve

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