At Lucien Crochet the emphasis is on creating wines of finesse and complexity that are faithful to both terroir and vintage. The vineyards are located around the towns of Bué, Sancerre and Crézancy, the finest of which is the limestone-based Chêne Marchand vineyard. Gilles Crochet, Lucien's son, makes the wines as naturally as possible using indigenous yeasts. Through hand picking, careful selection of the grapes and long, slow ageing 'sur lie', Lucien Crochet produces sophisticated and age-worthy Sancerre.
29 hectares are planted with Sauvignon Blanc to produce their range of white wines. The remaining 9 hectares are planted with Pinot Noir which produces lovely Sancerre Rouge and a very small quantity of sensational Sancerre Rosé.