Patient Cottat Sancerre 2002

Sauvignon Blanc from Loire, France

$19.99 $16.99
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Item No. 74970
  • white wine
  • ST92

Winemaker's Notes

A very classy Sauvignon Blanc - this is why the Loire is so famous for producing some of the the best white wines in the world. Bright, fresh flavors, clean, and aromatic - with honeyed notes, fresh citrus, and a long finish. A wonderful bottle for the price, and perfect for balmy summer evenings.

"Very pale, green-tinged color. Ripe, sexy aromas of pink grapefruit, flowers, dusty stone and jalapeño pepper. Dense, powerful and penetrating, with impressively rich, creamy fruit. Really captures the ripeness and verve of the vintage. Finishes very long and harmonious. This bottling has performed consistently well in my tastings of Loire Valley sauvignon blanc in recent years."
-International Wine Cellar

Learn About Patient Cottat

Situated in the small village of Verdigny in the Sancerre region, the Fournier family has been making wine for many generations. The estate has grown from 5 hectares in 1950 to almost 30 hectares today, divided over the appellations of Mentou Salon, Pouilly-Fume and Sancerre. The improvement made in vinification techniques and the permanent concern about quality result in well-balanced wines of great diversity.

Learn About Loire

It's unfortunate that this region is so under appreciated and overlooked - the wines from the Loire Valley are outstanding. They are delicious examples of varietal and soil expression and the wide range of wines is so refreshing. Dry, sweet, sparkling, red, white… all represented here in the Loire. The main white grapes are Chenin Blanc, Muscadet and Sauvignon Blanc. For reds...

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Learn About Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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