Domaine François Cotat Sancerre Cuvee Paul 2008

Loire Valley
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£68.95 per bottle
29 in stock

Named after François father, Cuvée Paul is a very rare wine made from the richest barrel of Sancerre La Grande Côte, set aside as having the greatest potential for ageing. Made from very ripe grapes it shows sweetness and incredible power. In concert with the fine, flinty freshness for which Sancerre is famed for. There is a wealth of fruit ranging from lively citrus to more tropical notes. Orange peel, lemon oil, pineapple and passion fruit all appear at intervals when left to develop in glass and these would be interesting enough themselves, but the wine is set apart by the undercurrent of exotic spice; cardamom and anise. A glimmer of residual sugar, which merely adds to the luxurious feel in the mouth, together with the poised backbone of bright acidity provides superb balance. A rarity for the cellar, this one will live for 50 years!

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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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