Lucien Crochet is a wine producer located in the town of Bué in the Sancerre appellation of the Loire Valley in France. The estate has been in the family since the 16th century, with Lucien Crochet taking over in the early 1980s. Today, the estate is run by Lucien's son, Gilles, who has continued the family tradition of producing high-quality Sancerre wines.
The estate has a total of 25 hectares of vineyards, with around two-thirds of the vineyards planted to Sauvignon Blanc and the remainder planted to Pinot Noir. The vineyards are planted on soils of limestone, clay, and flint, which impart different characteristics to the wines.
The Sancerre wines of Lucien Crochet are known for their precision, elegance, and minerality. The Sauvignon Blanc wines are typically fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks to preserve the purity of fruit and mineral flavors, while the Pinot Noir wines are aged in a combination of stainless steel and oak barrels to add complexity and structure. Overall, the wines of Lucien Crochet are highly regarded for their balance, finesse, and ability to age.