Sancerre La Croix du Roy, Crochet Loire Valley, France


Sancerre La Croix du Roy, Crochet Loire Valley, France


An outstanding, textbook Sancerre. Lucien Crochet is renowned for his excellent Loire wines, and “La Croix du Roy” Sancerre is one of them. Vinified in stainless steel with a late racking to insure that the wine captures the essence of the terroir, allowing the Sauvignon Blanc’s raw material rather than any oak dressing to carry the day.  Notes of Citrus fruit with delightful earthy and herbal tones, this is exactly what a great Sancerre should be with white stone-fruits emerging, a chalky minerality on the palate and a pleasing Yuzu citrus finish.

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Grape Varieties
  • 100% Sauvignon Blanc
  • 13%



Sauvignon Blanc


Lucien Crochet’s great-grandfather married into the Picard family, who had been winegrowers in Sancerre since 1765, and thus laid the foundations of Domaine Lucien Crochet. The estate now owns thirty- one hectares of vineyards planted in various parts of four communes in the Sancerre appellation, including the largest single holding of vineyard property in Bué. Hand harvesting – a rarity in Sancerre – and the use of indigenous yeasts give particularly nuanced, elegant wines.

Several vineyard sites provide grapes for this rosé, including the Côte de Bué and the Clos du Roy, where the vines are thirty-five years old. Two different soil types feature: Oxfordian limestone and Kimmeridgian marl.

The grapes were direct pressed; eight-five percent of the juice was transferred to tempterature-controlled tanks and fifteen percent to oak barrels for a twenty-day fermentation. The wine was bottled in the March following the vintage.

Sancerre La Croix du Roy, Crochet Loire Valley, France
Sancerre La Croix du Roy, Crochet Loire Valley, France
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