Just a few kilometres to the west of the town of Sancerre, and just a little to the south, lies the tiny commune of Bué, and it is here that you will find François Crochet and most of his vines. The son of a vigneron, François took over the estate in 1998 and together with his wife Carine works 10.5 hectares of vines, encompassing all three of the principle Sancerre terroirs. François Crochet is an innovative winemaker with experience far beyond Sancerre. Although well travelled, having spent time in New Zealand, his heart is in Bué and here he produces his own distinctive style of this classic wine. Now a victim of his own success, François cannot keep up with demand, making only limited, hand-crafted quantities. These wines are some of the most precise and refined Sancerre around - intensely flavoured with crisp, refreshing acidity and great length. The nose is very fresh, pure and elegant with blackcurrant leaf and gooseberry.
This textbook Sancerre has fruit and minerality in perfect proportions. Fresh citrus fruit acidity supports stony fruit and stony minerality on the palate. With power, elegance and purity this is a wine really stands out.
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