Pascal Cotat La Grande Côte is a wine made from Sauvignon Blanc in the Sancerre region by Pascal Cotat.
Pascal Cotat La Grande Côte is a dry single varietal Sauvignon Blanc white wine of organic origin. Pascal Cotat is a winemaker who is noted for producing some of the world's most distinctive wines from the Sauvignon Blanc grape. He operates from a small winery located in Chavignol, in the Sancerre region. Its vineyards sit on a chalk plateau that features a distinctive soil known as "terres blanches" in French, characterized by calcareous and clay components, similar to those present in Chablis.
Pascal Cotat La Grande Côte wine comes from an exceptional parcel that is situated on steep slopes, on calcareous soils rich in fossils and silex. For its production, Pascal Cotat chooses to harvest later than usual, pushing the ripeness of the grapes to the limit in order to achieve wines that exhibit greater texture and complexity.
Harvesting is done by hand, and although Pascal Cotat's wines are not certified organic, he follows the principles of organic and biodynamic agriculture. No pesticides are used in his vineyards.
In addition, Cotat follows the lunar cycle for racking his wines, which are fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in demi-muids, larger barrels. None of their wines are subjected to filtration processes.
Tasting Notes of Pascal Cotat La Grande Côte
This dry white wine reveals in its bouquet the presence of fragrant scents of grated lemon, freshly picked pears and a delicate herbal suggestion. It is imbued with an extremely noticeable mineral expression.
On tasting, its juiciness and penetrating character stand out, where stone fruit notes and a touch of white pepper intertwine, without losing its characteristic hint of minerality. It is a wine that possesses a vast potential of flavors and presents a reinforced acidity that allows it to evolve for decades.