Vintage 2021

Sancerre Le Chene Marchand, Domaine Francois Crochet

Domaine François Crochet
Product Code: FT02ZZWC

Tasting Notes

Aristocratic mineral notes, friendly but taut citrus and white stone fruits, sweet herbs, fresh grasses. Purity and laser-sharp focus. A very fresh, pure and aromatic wine.This Sancerre is complexand concentrated with gooseberry, blackcurrant leaf and hints of honey overlaid with mineralityand held tightly byacore of acidity.The finish is elegant and long with flint and ripe apple leavingalasting impression

Profile

Sauvignon Blanc
12.92
FRANCE
6
Cork
Domaine Francois Crochet
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            [Notes1] => Aristocratic mineral notes, friendly but taut citrus and white stone fruits, sweet herbs, fresh grasses. Purity and laser-sharp focus.			
			
A very fresh, pure and aromatic wine.This Sancerre is complexand concentrated with
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            [MediaNotes] => Guide Vert RVF, Bettane& Desseauve

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                    [Notes5] =>  The wines after a tender and rich 2015, the 2016 resumes their Ligerian equilibrium with a mature profile. The range of whites is well in place. a tradition sancerre well representative of the style of the estate announces vintage places straight and straightforward, including Chêne Marchand, one of the best ambassadors of this vintage of Bué. Reds unroll more vigorous and firm materials. A few years of bottles will do them the greatest good.

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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 
minerality.
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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 
minerality.
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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.
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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 pressingcombined with asequential program allow averygentle extraction of the juice. Afterasettling period the juice is racked and the alcoholic fermentation takes place both in oak vats. When completed the wine is matured on its fine lees for 10 to 11 months.Then alight filtration is performed on cellulose plates before the bottlingtakes place.

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Guide Vert RVF, Bettane& Desseauve

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