While light and crisp, Croix du Roy Sancerre is the most full-bodied and masculine of the three core Sancerres of the domaine. It is vinified in stainless steel with a late racking to insure that the wine captures the essence of the terroir.
Caraway and resinous herbs including mint pungently scent Crochet’s 2010 Sancerre Croix du Roy, then mingle with pear (fresh and distilled), lime, grapefruit and pineapple for a colorful and exhilarating display. A strong sense of underlying chalkiness shows through in a finish of clarity and refreshing persistence. This ought to put on a fine show for at least the next half dozen years.
Domaine Lucien Crochet stems from the fusion of the winegrowing estates of André Crochet (Lucien’s father) and Lucien Picard (his father-in-law). The latter was one of the pioneers of bottling in the Sancerre region and one of the first to sell his Sancerre wines in Paris in the early 1950s.
Lucien Crochet expanded the estate over the last thirty years to its current surface area of 38 hectares. His son, Gilles, now runs the estate.
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