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Domaine Crochet, Sancerre

Domaine Crochet is a family producer with respect for traditional methods.

Domaine Crochet is a small, family run producer with a respect for the best of traditional methods such as hand picking and selection at harvest.

Robert and Marie-Solange Crochet are descended from two families with long associations with Bué, a village 4km from the town of Sancerre itself, with a long-standing reputation for producing some of the appellation's best wines.

François Crochet, son of Robert and Marie-Solange took over the estate in 1988. A victim of his own success, François can no longer keep up with demand and makes only limited, hand-crafted quantities.

While Domaine Crochet still respects traditional methods, it is also keen to embrace technology where it gives an advantage and so the wine is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel vats.

Domaine Wines are some of the most precise and refined Sancerre around - intensely flavoured with crisp, refreshing acidity and great length.

A proportion of the vineyards are planted with Pinot Noir which produces a fragrant, elegant dry red wine with flavours of raspberries and summer fruit.

Domaine Crochet wines continue to progress down an ever more distinctive route as François' own style develops with every vintage.