Sancerre Pinot Rosé
About this winery
At Lucien Crochet the emphasis is on creating wines of finesse and complexity that are faithful to both terroir and vintage. The vineyards are located around the towns of Bué, Sancerre and Crézancy, the finest of which is the limestone-based Chêne Marchand vineyard. Gilles Crochet, Lucien's son, makes the wines as naturally as possible using indigenous yeasts. Through hand picking, careful selection of the grapes and long, slow ageing 'sur lie', Lucien Crochet produces sophisticated and...
Notes about product
A blend of grapes from several plots and two terroirs: Oxfordian « Caillottes » and Kimmeridgian marls. Grass is grown between the rows or the soil is hoed. Single Guyot pruning is used along with integrated crop protection.
The grapes are handpicked and entire bunches of grapes are fed into the pneumatic presses using a conveyor belt. Fermentation of the must was completed in temperature-controlled vats for approximately 20 days. The wine was racked in February and was bottled after 6 months of ageing.
Beautiful hints of Pinot Noir and red fruit cake mark the nose. Tannins give power to this wine along with ripe grapes with flavours of fresh red fruit. Perfectly balanced.