Subtle Complexity, Supreme Refreshment:
2015 François Cotat Sancerre Les Caillottes

Posted by Ian McFadden

François Cotat is know for his lavish, complex expressions of Sancerre.

His Caillottes works on an entirely different wavelength.

Of Cotat’s elusive lineup, Caillottes is the most agile, lithe and linear bottle.

While many of Cotat's bottles can be difficult to taste young because of their layered density, the Caillottes shows brilliantly young and has still possesses good aging potential.

Caillottes refers to the terroir - it's composed of pebbly limestone nearly devoid of soil. Caillottes soils are are known for producing tightly coiled, mineral wines.

As you might guess, Cotat takes the lean, stony framework that Caillotes provides and endows it with a subtle depth of complexity. It's a wine that's gorgeously fresh and finessed, with a piercing, laser-like precision.

Generally speaking, the 2015 Loire whites are richly powerful. Cotat's 2015 Caillottes has a shocking tension and energetic, talc-like, incisive minerality with layers of bright and zesty citrus fruit.

If Grande Cote and Monts Damnes are coveted for their intensity and longevity, Caillottes is sought after for its drinkability, purity and value. Out of Cotat’s lineup, Caillottes is the bottle we reach for earliest and most often.

To order, email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

2015 François Cotat Sancerre Les Caillottes