After graduating from wine school in Beaune and learning his craft working at various estates ranging from Bordeaux to New Zealand François Crochet took over his father's domaine in the late 1990s. Small in size, it consists of about 10 hectares mostly planted on the limestone slopes surrounding the prestigious village of Bué just west of Sancerre itself.
Over the years François has made quite a name for himself by consistently making delicious and well balanced wine of great character that really reflect the terroir of the area. He's some one who respects traditional methods whilst also being keen to incorporate modern technology whenever it's going to be of advantage. From the 2017 harvest his vineyards will have obtaines organic certification. The results of his labours are some of the most precise and refined Sancerres around which are intensely flavoured with a crisp, refreshing acidity and great length.
The limited size of his vineyards has, to some extent, made him a victim of his own success. With his different cuvées only being made in limited quantities demand for them regularly outstrips supply.