Loire Rarity:
2016 Pascal Cotat Chavignol Rosé

Posted by Joe Salamone

For us, there's nothing like Pascal Cotat's Rosé.

It is one of the most ageworthy and compelling rosés in existence. When it comes to fascination and deliciousness, Cotat's Rosé is hard to beat.

This hasn't gone unnoticed. Allocations for Pascal Cotat's Rosé are always tight. They are typically handed out in 6-12 bottle quantities. It feels like a major stroke of good luck whenever we land enough to offer.

With the warm weather that has finally arrived in NYC, our thoughts have turned to rosé and unsurprisingly Cotat's 2016 is the first thing that came to mind.

Cotat's Rosé can often be tricky to drink young, but the 2016 has been gorgeous since the day that it arrived. 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.

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 tense, saline minerality.

The way that Cotat's Rosé ages is amazing. 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.

We bought every bottle that we could get our hands on and this is the last chance to stock up. You'll definitely want a couple of bottles for the upcoming months and to squirrel some more away for the years to come.

To order, please email us at offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits