Francois Crochet Sancerre 2007

To make Sancerre that measures with the best of the appellation, Francois Crochet pays a great deal of attention to the quality of the grapes. This young talented winemaker handpicks fruit and conducts rigorous triage, resulting in expressive wines with the distinctively pungent, flinty characters that the terroir delivers. Pale straw in colour it offers piercing aromas of grapefruit, fresh cut grass, white flowers, gooseberry and minerals with notes reminiscent of the local Crotin de Chavignol in the background. Time on lees gives the wine a lovely textural mouthfeel while a straight line of crunchy acid gives structure and focus. This is what textbook Sauvignon Blanc is all about. 90 points

Source: Swanbourne Cellars/Must Winebar  Price: $50  Drink: Now-2009

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