The Pinnacle of Cotat:
2019 François Cotat Sancerre La Grande Côte

Posted by Ian McFadden

When you taste a young François Cotat Grande Côte, you immediately sense its profundity, the intricate weave of layers, and its taut depth.

Among the vineyards of Sancerre, La Grande Côte is king.

The 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 François Cotat's hands, Grande Côte is one of the grandest and longest lived Sancerres on earth. Unsurprisingly, Grande Côte is the hardest of Cotat's three single-vineyard Sancerres to land in quantity.

As always, the 2019 Grande Côte boasts an incredible complexity and architecture. It's a large-scale example of the wine with a core of freshness, saline minerality, and a chalky, tactile spine that adds further rigor. It's an epic wine. 

An aged bottle of Cotat's Grande Côte is unmatched in depth, elegance, and stony complexity. I suggest that you stock up on this to bury in the cellar. I bet it will be dazzling in a decade. 

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

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

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