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Lucien Crochet

Sancerre Blanc Les Calcaires

Sancerre Blanc Les Calcaires

Terroir
A blend of grapes hailing from several plots of the estate
These plots feature Oxfordian limestones “caillottes” and “griottes” 

Growing methods
Cover crops are grown between the rows or the soil is hoed
Single Guyot pruning
Integrated crop protection
Organic fertilizers have been used since 1989
The grapes are handpicked

The vines
Planted to Sauvignon Blanc grapes
Planting density: 6,800 to 8,800 vines/hectare

Vinification
The entire bunches of grapes are fed into pneumatic presses via a conveyor belt
Light pneumatic pressing
Cold settling for 24 hours at approximately 6°C
Fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats
The wines are fined, then chilled.
Racked in August and filtered 
Bottled in September 2017

Tasting notes
Visual: limpid, pale yellow
Nose: mineral, ripe white-fleshed fruit, apricot fruitstone
Palate: mineral (chalky notes of the terroir) with a nice acidity, notes of elder tree and apricot, well-balanced
Serving temperature: 9 to 10°C
To serve as an aperitif or match with freshwater fish and red mullet, and the local goat cheese, "Crottin de Chavignol"

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