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Domaine Jean-Marc Crochet

LABELDomaine Crochet is located in the famous appellation of Sancerre, in the village of Bue, one of the recognized top areas for the productions of Sancerre. The property is atop a limestone ridge with exposure of the grapes to a North South direction. The vineyards are planted in Sauvignon Blanc and a small amount of Pinot Noir. Mathieu will be the fourth generation of this family to make wines from this village. Crochet is a well-known name in Sancerre, and sometimes you will see other bottling’s from other branches of this family. Jean-Marc lives across the road from his father, with a home built on top of the winery. The vineyards are just next to the estate. Production is usually about 4,000 cases from the property, of which 90% is white, with some Rose and a tiny amount of Red wine.

The harvest at Crochet is all done by hand, and cellar work in the stainless temperature controlled cellars is the showcase the fine vineyard soils and old vines of the vineyards. Oak is not used on these wines as the focus is to reflect the bright clean sauvignon from the vineyards. Extended contact with the lees, gives an added dimension and depth to the wines. The products are bottled and stored on site until they are released to their long customer list. As there is not a lot of wine produced here, there are three markets outside France that were chosen for export. New York, Washington DC, and Texas take up all the wine available for export. Glazer has been importing these fine Sancerre wines in Texas and Louisiana for the last seven years.