François Cotat 'Les Mont Damnés,' Chavignol, Sancerre, Loire Valley, France 2021
*Not eligible for any further discount.
The Cotat family has a long history of tending grapes on the slopes of Chavignol dating back to the end of World War II. In the 1990s, François and his cousin Pascal were handed over the domain from their fathers, and have since climbed their way amongst the best producers in the region. François always harvests by hand late into the season, pushing the grapes to their maximum ripeness, which in turn gives the wine weightier texture and complexity.
When it comes to Sancerre, Les Mont Damnés is viewed as a 'Grand Cru' plot, one of the best in the world for Sauvignon Blanc, called the “damned mountains” because of how steep and difficult the site is to work. This iconic land paired with the talent of François is the perfect recipe for a next-level Sancerre. These are wines that can age for decades, marrying richness with a laser-sharp cut and energy.
Pairing: Roasted Chicken, seafood tasting menu
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Soil: Kimmeridgean clay
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