Domaine Lucien Crochet 2018 Sancerre, Le Chene Marchand, AOC
Item Number: 14617
Sub Region: Centre-Loire
Appellation/AVA: Sancerre AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Clos du Chene Marchand
Grape(s): 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Caillottes and griottes
Vineyard Notes: This wine is produced from vineyards in the village of Bué (principally the “Clos du Chene Marchand”) that are planted uniquely to clay-limestone soils known as “caillottes and griottes.” These soils yield a wine of particularly fine quality and exceptional length. Usually harvested earlier than the other cuvées because of the excellent exposure of the vines to the sun, Le Chene Marchand Sancerre maintains an elegant acidity in support of the ripe fruit of these well-positioned vines.
Winemaking Notes: Entire bunches of grapes were fed into pneumatic presses via a conveyor belt, then cold settled. The must was fermented in temperature-controlled vats for approximately 30 days and 10% in oak barrels of 600 liters. The wine was matured on the lees for 10 months, the first racking in July.