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2012 Francois Cotat Sancerre Cuvee Paul

Sancerre, France

Special cellar release that's rare, charming and thought provoking.

$185.00

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Categories: World of Wine
About

About The Wine

Even though he’s known for producing some of France’s greatest white wines, François Cotat’s Cuvée Paul defies easy description. Named for his father, it’s only produced in exceptional years, from the ripest grapes on the great La Grande Côte site. It’s an unusual and distinctive wine in the modern era.

Intentionally set aside for its significant capacity to age, it has the dimension and concentration that needs time to evolve first in bottle, then in your glass.

Its fleshy mellow shape, texture and striking richness are both charming and thought-provoking. Curious drinkers will love it’s ‘otherness’. It may be Sancerre, but its depth of flavour echoes the top whites of Alsace, Vouvray, Burgundy and the Rhône.

About Francois Cotat

Since 1947, the Cotat family has been producing some of the most exceptional wines that the Loire has to offer.

Today, François is at the helm of this wonderfully modest, tiny domaine (just 4 hectares) inheriting his father's parcels of old vines when he and his cousin Pascal separated the family vineyard in 1990.

Their success and individuality can be attributed to François' intense passion for creating the finest wine possible and his exceptionally placed vineyards. Prudent viticulture combined with densely planted vines, ultra-low yields and relatively late harvesting produces fantastically flavoursome fruit.

Additional Info

From The Producer

Only made in great late harvest vintages, this comes from a monopole holding shared by the Cotat cousins on the La Grande Cote site.

Unproductive 65 year old vines have now been grubbed up, leaving the average of these plantings from La Grande Cote at an average of around 45 years. It's a very steep, south facing site with thin kimmeridgian limestone soils.

Using only indigenous yeasts, it's fermented in very old demi-muids and aged in old barrels. Unfined and unfiltered, only sulphur at bottling.

Blend : Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
ABV : 13.50%
Closure : Cork

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