Pascal Cotat Sancerre La Grande Côte 2016


SKU 03169


From 1947 until the early 1990s, Brothers Francis and Paul Cotat made one cuvee of each wine in Sancerre, under the Francis Cotat label or the Paul Cotat label. Same wine, two labels. The French government then interceded, deciding it illegal for two “independent growers” to combine their production to make single cuvees of a wine in a shared cellar even though they were in the same family. When the two brothers retired and turned their vineyards over to their sons, Pascal (son of Francis) and Francois (son of Paul) separated their production to make things easy!

Pascal usually harvests a few days later than does Francois. While Pascal’s grapes are subsequently a bit more ripe, the wines come across as drier and perhaps a bit more minerally than Francois’ wines. “Pascal Cotat produces old-style Sancerre, quite different from the norm found today… rich, full flavored, thick, and sometimes not bone dry. They are some of the finest Sauvignon Blancs I have ever put to my lips.” Robert Parker
Category White Wine
Country France
Region Loire Valley
Appellation Sancerre
Brand Pascal Cotat