Reviews 94 points John Gilman "The Culs de Beaujeu offers up a wide open and very classy nose of lemon, tangerine, beeswax, chalky soil tones, anise and a lovely floral topnote that hints at acacia blossoms. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, crisp and focused, with a lovely core, great transparency, impeccable balance and a very long, very refined and complex finish. Great juice! (JG"
About Domaine Francois Cotat
Cotat's approach to winemaking is rooted in tradition and an in-depth understanding of the terroir of Sancerre. His wines are characterized by their rich, full-flavored, and complex nature, making them a departure from the typical, crisper Sancerre wines. They are not bone dry and are known for their aging potential, making them a true expression of the unique terroir of Sancerre.
Cotat's vineyards are situated on the chalky limestone slopes of Les Monts Damnes and on the clay-rich soils of Grand Cote, each imparting distinct characteristics to the grapes grown there. The family estate was passed down from his father, who retired in the early '90s and previously bottled a single cuvee with his brother. Today, Francois and his cousin Pascal each produce their own singular wines from the family vineyards, but they share inspiration from their respective father’s old-school winemaking techniques. With a commitment to quality over quantity, Cotat's wines are truly a representation of the unique terroir of Sancerre and are definitely worth the patience to cellar them.