The Outlier: 2017 François Cotat Sancerre Caillottes

Posted by Ian McFadden

Cotat's Caillottes is an outlier.

François Cotat produces some of the greatest expressions of Sancerre (and Sauvignon Blanc) in the world.

Generally speaking, you'd summarize Cotat's wines as deep, layered and rich. Caillottes turns this characterization on its head.

The wine is lithe and linear. With its piercing minerality, Caillottes is the Cotat bottling that you'll want to drink most often.

Caillottes means “little stones,” a nod to the small pieces of gravel that dominate the limestone soils. The vineyard, just east of Monts Damnes, is planted with 15-year-old vines that produce wines with a focused minerality and a punchy and lean framework. Cotat's Caillottes dazzles with its crystal-clear purity and subtle complexity.

The 2017 offers up thrilling aromatics - lemon zest, pear, white pepper, and juicy green apple - and the gripping minerality comes through with laser-like precision. Caillottes signature qualities are on full display and the wine comes together with a profound complexity and driving finish.

The 2017 Caillottes is nimble, fresh, and while capable of aging, it is absolutely brilliant when young. This is a bottle that you'll find yourself reaching for frequently. We encourage you to stock up with today’s pack pricing.

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

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits