Notes from North Berkeley Imports:
Cotat Sancerre is simply some of the most singular Sauvignon Blanc in the world. Like his cousin François, Pascal Cotat (with his winery in Sancerre) crafts uncanny wines that defy both time and definition. These are wines that can age for decades effortlessly, and that marry a plush richness with a laser-like cut and energy. Cotat as a rule harvests by hand and very late, as pushing ripeness to the extreme is one element that gives his wines their weighty texture and complexity. To wit, “They are some of the finest Sauvignon Blancs I have ever put to my lips,” says Robert Parker.
Some of Pascal Cotat’s oldest vines (50 years and older) are located in ‘Grande Cote,’ a treasure of a vineyard. Sauvignon Blanc here delivers lush, supple flavors with a bracing vein of citrus-inspired acidity.