Sancerre has become synonymous with Sauvignon Blanc, but the region's Pinot Noir should not be overlooked. Dom. Lucien Crochet is a favorite for Sauvignon Blanc, and this Pinot shows equal verve. Gilles Crochet, Lucien's son who is now at the helm, trained at Domaine Dujac in Morey-Saint-Denis and brings a Burgundian sensibility to his winemaking. His Pinot is grown organically on south and east facing slopes to capture every bit of sunshine.The grapes are hand-harvested and vinified with native yeasts, then spend 22 months in a combination of barrel and stainless steel. This shows bright, fresh red fruit, cherry, cranberry, and a bit of earthiness. It falls somewhere between light and medium body.This is a great food wine that would pair nicely with salmon or pork.