Francois Cotat Monts Damnes Sancerre 2011
Francois Cotat is about as cult status of a winemaker as you can find...anywhere! These wines are highly sought after, and are only becoming more difficult to find as more folks learn about these incredible wines! Les Monts Damnes is arguably Sancerre's most important and greatest single vineyard site, and, in the hands of a master like Francois Cotat, the quality is out of this world. The wines possess remarkable acidity along with an explosive kaleidoscope of flavors that goes on for minutes. These wines age effortlessly, and become even more exotic over time. These wines are blockbuster showstoppers that you will not want to miss!
Editorial Reviews for Francois Cotat Monts Damnes Sancerre
Tight and dusty on the nose with a fairly floral character and only light suggestions of weedy red fruit. Light and fresh on the palate, this is relatively small-scaled but nicely textured with integrated acidity that keeps this fresh yet supple. The fruit shows notes of apple fruit with a wash of cherry and perhaps a suggestion of almond on the moderately long finish. A wine of contradictions, I’d like a little more intensity here, but I could probably drink a bottle without realizing it. 87pts
Awesome blend of Cab Sauv and the mythical Carmenere from Chile. Maybe my best value wine ever. Super smooth and complex beyond my descriptive abilities but theres some chocolately/vanilla/butterscotch flavs happening here that made it perfect with the dark chocolate we had on the boat after a sail on the Gulf of Mexico. Cheers!
An absolute adventure of smooth and dark combinations. Something new! Very, very special, has to be learned a bit. Choose it´s place on the tounge with care. Butterscotch. Overripe cherries hiding in a smoky leather darkness. Burnt vanilla. Best value I have bought.
Two and a half glasses
External Reviews for Francois Cotat Monts Damnes Sancerre
The domaine is composed of 17 hectares in AOC Sancerre; with vines aged between 10 and 80 years. The vineyards are on clay and limestone soils as well as Silex, which allow a good drainage. In order to respect the environment and to allow the better expression of the terroir, the vineyards are cultivated using 'lutte raisonne', using as few chemicals as possible and working with the nature. Located across from the chateau and just 500 meters from the vines, the ancient vaulted cellars lie under the chateau's XIIth century Roman chapel. The chapel itself is built on the site of a Gallo-Roman temple and springs (vestiges of which are preserved at the Museum of Bourges). These well-ventilated cellars, with ideal natural hygrometry, maintain a year around constant temperature that is perfect for the maturation and conservation of wine. Vintage: 2009 Grapes: ...
Colour Pale and bright yellow with some gold reflections. Flavour Subtle and fresh mixture of flintcitrus fruits and white flowers. In mouth Excellent balance between liveliness and roundness in mouth with a lenght et fresh finish in mouth. Association Fishes SeafoodsWhite meatsCrottin de ChavignolAperitif. Winemaker notes
Food Pairings for Francois Cotat Monts Damnes Sancerre
Dietary Information: Organic
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