Grapelive: Wine of the Day July 14, 2015-Happy Bastille Day

2014FCrochet2014 Domaine Francois Crochet, Sancerre, Loire Valley White, France.
The latest Francois Crochet Sancerre is a vibrant and brightly flavored Sauvignon Blanc with austere classic varietal markers and tangy citrus fruits and nice mineral tones. The 2014 is not as expressive as 2013 and it has a slight green note, but it certainly is a very good example of place and year, plus it should excite those that like subtle traditional offerings. That said, there’s plenty to like here with zesty lemon/lime, grapefruit, sourgrass/herbs, steely elements, a touch of cat pee and wet river stones. The brisk, vibrant and mineral focused Francois Crochet 2014 is particularly good as a companion to fish and goat cheeses, it picks up added charm with cuisine much more than if you were just sipping it on it’s own, it is an old school terroir wine that deserves studied attention, it without question grew on me and I quite like it, drink over the next 2 or 3 years.
($28 Est.) 91 Points, grapelive