The Outlier
2019 François Cotat Sancerre Caillottes

Posted by Ian McFadden

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

Generally speaking, Cotat's Sancerre are famous for their scale, richness, and layered complexity. Caillottes works on a different wavelength.

photo of the featured bottle

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

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 younger vines. The wine is defined by its focused minerality and punchy and lean framework.

The 2019 Caillottes dazzles with its crystal-clear purity and subtle complexity. There's a soaring and tension-filled profile to the wines. The way that the chalky texture pulls everything into an incisive harmony is impressive.

The 2019 Caillottes is nimble, fresh, and while capable of aging, it is absolutely brilliant when young. We encourage you to stock up.

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

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare
Crush Wine & Spirits

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