2019 Cotat, Francois Chavignol Caillottes
Distict / Appellation: Sancerre
Item No. 1a060
About This WineFrançois 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. 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.
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