About Domaine Francois Crochet
In the small commune of Bué, just outside of Sancerre, François Crochet and his wife farm 25 acres of prime vineyards that boast all three of the main Sancerre soil type: chalk, flint, and gravelly marl.
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.
François Crochet, son of Robert and Marie-Solange took over the estate in 1988
Robert and Marie-Solange Crochet are descended from two families with long associations with Bué, a village 2 miles away from the town of Sancerre itself, with a long-standing reputation for producing some of the appellation’s best wines.
François graduated from the famous enology school in Beaune, France. After school, he cut his teeth by working at Domaine Bruno Clair. He is one of the first to pick in Sancerre so the acidity of his wines rage. Surprisingly, the wine doesn’t have the green pepper notes that one would expect from wines harvested so early. I don’t know how he does it, but the wine finds such a perfect balance of power, beauty and finesse.