The Crown Jewel of Sancerre: 2018 Pascal Cotat La Grande Côte

Posted by Ian McFadden

La Grande Côte produces what may be the most profound expressions of Sauvignon Blanc.

It produces epic and soaring Sancerres that age brilliantly. 

La Grande Côte is a steep vineyard that sits on hard Kimmeridgian limestone, the same vein that runs through Chablis. As one might expect, the grapes grown here produce wines of energy, precision, and Chablis-like minerality.

In the past, I've focused on Grande Côte from François Cotat and Boulay. Today, I turn my attention to Pascal Cotat's Grande Côte. 

Pascal is François' cousin. The two cousins produce very similar wines. Pascal's wines tend to be a little deeper and more powerful than François. Aided by 50-year-old vines, Pascal's style turns out a stunning Grande Côte, especially in 2018.

The 2018 Grande Côte boasts an incredible complexity and architecture. The way that it works at such a large scale with tense spine and lots of finesse is truly impressive. Expect some serious saline minerality and that chalky, tactile texture that defines both Cotats' wines. 

I'm glad that I can offer this at very sharp pricing. I hope that the 3-pack deal will encourage you to stash a couple of bottles in your cellar. This has all the markings of a bottle that will age beautifully. 

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

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

2018 Pascal Cotat La Grande Côte

Special Bottle Price: $57.95
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Special 3-Pack Price: $161.85 ($53.95/btl)

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