2020 - Sancerre La Grande Côte Domaine François Cotat
03C0SGCC6PK _ 2020 - Sancerre La Grande Côte Domaine François Cotat - 6x75cl
Colour
White
Producer
François Cotat
Region
Sancerre
Grape
Sauvignon Blanc
Drinking
2022 - 2030
Case size
6x75cl
Available Later

2020 SANCERRE LA GRANDE CÔTE DOMAINE FRANÇOIS COTAT - 6x75cl

Colour
White
Producer
François Cotat
Region
Sancerre
Grape
Sauvignon Blanc
Drinking
2022 - 2030
Case size
6x75cl
Available Later

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Tasting Notes

  • VIN

    Vinous, August 2021,
    Score: 94

    The 2020 Sancerre La Grande Côte is a fine wine with a piercing nose of floral and flint. While it may be dry, it offers a sensation of sweet fruit and high alcohol (14.5%), which Cotat compares to the ripe 2009 and 1990 vintages. Being late-picked and on a south slope, these grapes get ripe, and in this vintage, I can't help but think that the balance has been slightly knocked by this ripeness. That said, it offers delectable texture and sinew and remains an impressive wine. Tasting the 2009 Cul de Beaujeu soon after, high alcohol (15%) remains evident with bottle age. Drink 2021-2034.

Producer

François Cotat

Since inheriting his father’s parcels of old vines in 1990, François Cotat has become one of the most sought-after names in the Loire thanks to his cellar-worthy Sancerre. François' success and individuality can be attributed to his intense passion for creating the finest examples of Sauvignon Blanc and his exceptionally placed vineyards; his gift for producing long-lived wines from this varietal is unmatched. Four hectares of vines sit on outstanding terroirs outside the village of Chavignol where the steep south facing slopes are rich in Kimmeridgian marl, the same clay and limestone soils that give Chablis its distinctive character. Organic viticulture combined with densely planted vines, ultra-low yields and relatively late harvesting produces fantastically flavoursome fruit. In the winery, traditional non-intervention winemaking is the rule with little handling and no fining or filtration. A visit to their ancient cellar is a testament to this old-fashioned way of thinking. This is the way wines should be made - calmly, naturally and slowly.

Region

Sancerre

The picturesque town of Sancerre perches atop a hill on the left bank of the Loire with vineyards planted on limestone and clay hillsides. A total of 14 villages and 3 hamlets have the rights to produce Sancerre, and, due to the increasing popularity of the wine, the area under vine trebled in the last quarter of the 20th century. Often considered the classic home of Sauvignon Blanc, good Sancerre is crisp, elegant and aromatic, and among the finest and most complex Sauvignons in the world. Delicate reds and roses are also made from Pinot Noir.