Domaine Francois Cotat, Chavignol

Domaine Francois Cotat, Chavignol

Francois Cotat produces idiosyncratic, complex and ageworthy Sancerres from his tiny 3 hectare estate at the heart of the prized Chavignol commune which lies on Kimmeridgian clay and Caillotte soils.

Such is the steepness of the slopes (in the vineyards of Les Monts Damnés, Le Cul de Beaujeu and La Grande Côte) that cultivation is arduous and must be done entirely by hand. The grapes are late-picked for maximum flavour and in the winery, François adopts a very traditional, non-interventionist approach, barrel-fermenting the juice in old demi-muids using natural yeasts.

At times, François' wines have had to be declassified to "simple" Vin de Table status due to a higher level of residual sugar or alcohol than the appellation's rules permit or simply because the local committee find them too atypical.

François racks according to the phases of the moon and the wines develop with age and, in the best vintages, can be cellared for more than 50 years.

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2009 Sancerre, Les Culs de Beaujeu, Domaine François Cotat, Loire
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2009
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15.0% Alcohol
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2009 Sancerre, Les Monts Damnés, Domaine François Cotat, Loire
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2009
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2013 Sancerre, Les Culs de Beaujeu, Domaine François Cotat, Loire
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2013
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13.0% Alcohol
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2013 Sancerre, Les Monts Damnés, Domaine François Cotat, Loire
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2013
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13.5% Alcohol
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2015 Sancerre, La Grande Côte, Domaine François Cotat, Loire
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2015
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13.0% Alcohol
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2015 Sancerre, Caillottes, Domaine François Cotat, Loire
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2015
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2015 Sancerre, Les Monts Damnés, Domaine François Cotat, Loire
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2015
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2015 Sancerre, Les Culs de Beaujeu, Domaine François Cotat, Loire
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2015
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14.0% Alcohol
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2011 Sancerre, Les Culs de Beaujeu, Domaine François Cotat, Loire
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2011
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14.0% Alcohol
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2011 Sancerre, Les Monts Damnés, Domaine François Cotat, Loire
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2011
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2018 Sancerre, Les Monts Damnés, Domaine François Cotat, Loire
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2018
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2018 Sancerre Rosé, Domaine François Cotat, Loire
Rosé
2018
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2017 Sancerre Rosé, Chavignol, Domaine François Cotat, Loire
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2017
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2017 Sancerre, Les Monts Damnés, Domaine François Cotat, Loire
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2017
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2017 Sancerre, La Grande Côte, Domaine François Cotat, Loire
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2017
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2019 Sancerre, Les Monts Damnés, Domaine François Cotat, Loire
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2019
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2019 Sancerre, Les Culs de Beaujeu, Domaine François Cotat, Loire
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2019
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2020 Sancerre, La Grande Côte, Domaine François Cotat, Loire
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2020
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2016 Sancerre, Les Monts Damnés, Domaine François Cotat, Loire
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2016
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14.0% Alcohol
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2018 Sancerre, La Grande Côte, Domaine François Cotat, Loire
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2018
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13.0% Alcohol
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