“...I shook my head in wonderment as to why so few Sancerre producers made wines such as these... ”
—The Wine Advocate
Few bottles capture the delicious mystery of winemaking more eloquently than do those of François Cotat. What you will find here is more than fine wine—the name Cotat for generations has been the herald of Sancerre done differently, extraordinary wine with mindboggling depth, stunning complexity and an uncanny ability to age.
While we have been visiting Francois’ cellars for nearly two decades, we are especially excited about 2010—this is a vintage that effortlessly combines the laser-cut minerality of Chavignol’s chalky soils, the crisp, balanced acidity of the vintage and the savory complexity of the Cotat house style.
The following selections are wines harvested by hand at the moment of perfect ripeness, fermented on natural yeasts and aged in ancient barrique—and then bottled unfined and unfiltered to ensure every bit of flavor and purity cultivated in the vineyard finds its way into each rare bottle. LIMITED.