2013 Domaine Daniel Crochet Sancerre Rouge
The color is a deep, purplish-red. The nose shows red fruit like raspberry and cherry….
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|Producer||Domaine Daniel Crochet|
The Terroir: The plots are located in the towns of Sancerre and Bué, all AOC Sancerre. The soils consist of terres blanches (clay-limestone) and caillottes (pebbly limestone).
The Vines: Three important viticultural techniques are employed on the estate: ploughing, ENM (the practice of permitting natural grass to grown among the wines), and cultivation of grass between the rows of vines. This alone represents 70% of the property with the aim to preserve soil quality and avoid erosion as well as limiting the yields of the vines in order to obtain the maximum concentration in the grapes. In addition, a conscientious and environmentally responsible program of pest and disease control is practiced throughout the estate.
Varietal Composition:100% Pinot Noir
Vinification: After a manual harvest, the grapes are pressed and the fermentation proceeds for approximately 30 days. Both remontage and pigeage are done but the degree to which they are practiced depends on the structure of each vintage. Sixty percent of this cuvée is aged in barrel and 40% in stainless steel for one year. The wine is then assembled and, for an additional eight months, is aged in stainless steel before being bottled approximately two years after harvest.
Tasting notes: The color is a deep, purplish-red. The nose shows red fruit like raspberry and cherry. Good structure and appealing mouth feel.