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Pascal Cotat, 'Les Mont Damnés' Sancerre 2020
France / White

Pascal Cotat, 'Les Mont Damnés' Sancerre 2020

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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.

Pascal Cotat’s few vines in this very steep vineyard are at the top of the slope, where soil are thin and vines feed directly into the chalky “mother rock.”

Country
France
Sub-Region
Sancerre AOC
Region
Loire
Varieties
Sauvignon Blanc
Farming
Practicing Organic
Soil
Clay and limestone over chalk
Winemaking
Pressed (older, wooden vertical press) full cluster; fermented on indigenous yeasts in very old demi-muids. Aged in older tonneaux. Racked and bottled according to the lunar calendar. Bottled by hand, unfined and unfiltered.