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2021 Pinot Rosé, Lucien Crochet, Sancerre, France

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2021 Pinot Rosé, Lucien Crochet, Sancerre, France

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OVERVIEW

This Sancerre rosé, from Pinot Noir grapes is a beautiful blush colour, full of sunshine and strawberries and simply refreshing & delicious. The perfect picnic pairing from the Loire's maestro of winemaking; Lucien Crochet.

CRITIC REVIEWS

Rated 4.3 on Vivino but the 2021 vintage is yet to be rated by any critics.

FOOD PAIRING INSPIRATION

This wine will pair well with charcuterie, salads and goats cheese.

VINTAGE AND WINEMAKING

From a super small yielding vintage with frost, hail and storms throwing all they could at the beleaguered winemakers, the Pinot crop from Lucien Crochet may have had fewer clusters but was of a high quality with great acidity and freshness.

The grapes are handpicked with entire bunches fed into the pneumatic presses using a conveyor belt. Fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled vats and lasts for 20 days. The wines were racked in February and undergo 6 months of bottle ageing.

PRODUCER NOTES

Gilles Crochet left the Loire Valley to study oenology in Dijon. After finishing his studies, he worked with Domaine Dujac in Morey-Saint-Denis. There he learned to work with Pinot Noir, bringing this knowledge back to the Loire when he returned in 1983. He has continued to use the techniques he saw in Burgundy to experiment with various cuvees from each vintage.

His vineyards cover 35 hectares in total. 26 hectares are devoted to Sauvignon Blanc and the remaining 9 hectares to Pinot Noir. The plots are on east, south and west facing slopes and are roughly between 240 and 280 metres above sea level. The soils are calcareous clay and rock with Kimmeridgian subsoil. 

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SERVICE AND STORAGE TIPS

We recommend this wine be served at between7-10°C. Store at 12°C

    DELIVERY INFORMATION

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    2021 Pinot Rosé, Lucien Crochet, Sancerre, France

    Wine Card
    Wine Producer Lucien Crochet
    Wine Region Loire
    Wine Classification AOC Sancerre
    Wine Type Rosé
    Grape Variety Pinot Noir
    Vintage 2021
    Vintage Quality TBA
    Maturity Drink Now
    Body Mid Bodied
    Sweetness Dry
    Alcohol % 13%
    Bottle Type Burgundy 75cl
    Serving Temperature 7-10°C
    Food Pairing Salad, Goats Cheese, Charcuterie
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