Le Chene Marchand
Le Chene Marchand

Francois Crochet - 2017 Sancerre Blanc, ‘Le Chene Marchand’

Price: $47.00
Size: 750ml

4 in stock

Type of Wine: White
Style: High acid, Mineral

About The Wine

Inside the bottle: If there were ever an establishment of pedigree in the Sancerre, I have little doubt that this wine would share the top spot. Straight out of the bottle it shows its complex range of aristocratic mineralic notes, friendly but taut citrus and white stone fruits, sweet herbs and fresh grasses with an immense amount of purity. Sometimes I think this wine is almost too good and too multi-dimensional but with every swirl and sip another set of aromas and tastes spring out of the glass. If Les Amoureusses and Exils are of a particular style, this wine is not; it leaves nothing on the table.

Terroir: The soils are what start this stunning wine on its course. These 40 year-old vines are planted on a beautifully balanced soil of clay, marne and small limestone pebbles. The combination of the high, wind exposed plateau and the density of limestone rocks (that they call “caillottes”) that are unearthed from below help to electrify this wine. The exposition is perfectly south which ensures healthy fruit every year when the work is done well in the vineyard.