2016 Pascal Cotat Chavignol Rosé

Posted by Joe Salamone

Allocations of Pascal Cotat's Rosé are typically handed out in 6-12 bottle quantities.

It feels like a lucky break each time we get to offer it.

Pascal Cotat's Rosé is one of the most ageworthy and compelling rosés in existence. We've had bottles with 10 and even 20 years of age that have blown us away. The 2002 is a legendary bottle around here.

With age, there is a silky texture and gentle floral notes, but it's the stony minerality that defines old Cotat rosé. It's the terroir that comes to dominate the rosé with a singular minerality.

When it comes to Sancerre, Cotat's village of Chavignol is a very special place. Chavignol is absolutely defined by its terroir - Kimmeridgian marl, the same soil as parts of Chablis - that imbues the wine with Chablis-like minerality.

The 2016 offers lots of cut and a level of concentration that make its unique minerality feel like it has been distilled down to its essence. There's a lovely tactile chalky grip.

I'm going to wrap this up. Pascal Cotat's Rosé has a huge following and there's no point fanning the fire.

To order, reply to offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits