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Lucien Crochet

Vendange du 7 octobre, Vin de France

Vendange du 7 octobre, Vin de France

Terroir
A single plot planted in 1965 on clay-limestone soil, locally known as « Caillottes »

Growing methods
Hoeing
Single Guyot pruning
De-budding
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 vines/hectare
Harvested October 7th with a slight over-maturity, but not botrytised, potential 15 ° 7

Vinification
Pneumatic pressing
Settling of the must after 48 hours
Fermentation in 2 oak barrels of 1,200 liters (of one wine) and one new oak barrel of 600 liters
Racked in September 2016
Bottled in February 2017, with some residual sugar
Cuvée "unique" in the sense that it is the first of its kind but may be the last

Tasting notes
Visual : limpid, pale yellow
Nose : aromas of very ripe white fruit (peach and pear)and exotic fruits  (pineapple) as well as notes of beeswax and vanilla
Palate : powerful and broad, with a round but vivid attack, with notes of citrus fruits and candied lemon. Nice acidity at the finish that counterbalances the sugar
Serving temperature : 10°C
Ageing potential : 2025 – 2030
To be enjoyed on its own or served with grilled prawns, lobster and Thai broth, parsley cheeses, lemon tart or Granny Smith, shortbread and roasted pineapple

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