Domaine François Cotat Sancerre Les Monts Damnes 2018

Loire Valley
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£30.95 per bottle
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François Cotat produces age worthy and complex Sancerre from his tiny 3 hectare estate at the heart of the prized Chavignol commune which lies on Kimmeridgian clay and Caillotte soils. Cotat wines are harvested by hand and very late, as pushing ripeness to the extreme is one element that gives these wines their weighty texture and complexity. While Cotat is not organically certified, his habits are according to organic principles. He does not treat his vines with pesticides; uses only indigenous yeasts for fermentation; and follows the lunar cycle for racking. 

Robert Parker.com wrote “I shook my head in wonderment as to why so few Sancerre producers made wines such as these…” The answer is simple; Cotat produces the most singular style of Sancerre which is difficult to replicate. Devotees declare them as one-part winemaking to three parts magic… Buy now and put them away for at least 5 years. 

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François Cotat produces age worthy and complex Sancerre from his tiny 3 hectare estate at the heart of the prized Chavignol commune which lies on Kimmeridgian clay and Caillotte soils. Cotat wines are harvested by hand and very late, as pushing ripeness to the extreme is one element that gives these wines their weighty texture and complexity. While Cotat is not organically certified, his habits are according to organic principles. He does not treat his vines with pesticides; uses only indigenous yeasts for fermentation; and follows the lunar cycle for racking. 

Robert Parker.com wrote “I shook my head in wonderment as to why so few Sancerre producers made wines such as these…” The answer is simple; Cotat produces the most singular style of Sancerre which is difficult to replicate. Devotees declare them as one-part winemaking to three parts magic… Buy now and put them away for at least 5 years. 

Glassware

Glassware

Zalto Denk-Art Universal Glass

The Zalto Universal glass is recommended for richer, oaked Sauvignon Blancs such as Hughes & Hughes Barrel & Skins, white Graves or Semillon/Sauvignon blends as well as young and non-vintage Champagne. The Zalto Universal is a very good 'all-rounder', designed for all types of wine but in our opinion may not maximize the potential of certain wines quite as much as the Bordeaux or Burgundy glass.

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Domaine François Cotat

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At 1000km the Loire is the longest river valley in France, meandering through varied terrain that is reflected in the region's broad range of wine styles. At 70,000 hectares it is France's 4th largest area under vine and includes several French wine regions including Muscadet, Sancerre, Pouilly Fumé and Vouvray to name just a few. The predominant grape varieties in the Loire Valley are Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc for white wines and Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc for reds and rosé's.

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