2020 Anciennes Vignes Sancerre
Named after the original owner, Patient Cottat who was a native of France and ”master goldsmith” from the mid-19th Century. Today the property is under the guidance of the Fournier family. Their holdings include over 148 acres in the regions of Sancerre, Pouilly Fumé, and Menetou Salon.
Crisp, racy, and tart, just as one would expect a great Sancerre to be. The Sauvignon Blanc for this wine, grown in an area next to the Pouilly-Fume appellation, shows itself by displaying bright yellow citrus and hints of crushed stones.
Color: Pale straw, with golden highlights.
Aromatics: Delicate floral notes, jasmine, lemon citrus.
Taste Profile: Crisp acidity, with a hearty mid-palate impression. “Not a lightweight.” Sense of minerality throughout; long, persistent finish, with a “wispy sense of a tarragon-infused wine.” An exceptionally crafted Sancerre.
Food Pairings: Pork Loin, seafood (Dover Sole, grouper, swordfish), lighter poultry dishes such as roast Cornish Hen, light chicken meat dishes, such as “Chicken Piccata”.
By Don Clemens