The 2018 ‘Anciennes Vignes’ Sancerre is a beautiful new wine by Cottat. The aromatic range is really good from nutty and earthy undertones to wet stone and pink grapefruit blossom aromas that meld in the glass. The weight is fantastic as bright citrus oil and green apple connect with the lovely earthy tones of the wine. This finishes exceedingly long. A fantastic effort, this is best enjoyed in its youth while the brightness remains, although this has the rich texture to cellar over the next five plus years. Drink 2019-2025- 92 — 3 days ago
Nose has freshly mowed field, spring rain, light salinity, grapefruit peel and white florals.
Palate has refreshing tart (medium) lemon/grapefruit blend, wet grassy notes and great Kimmeridgian core.
Great QPR, Quincy is a wonderful alternative to Sancerre, and well worth a market search. A lightly imported AOC, but also be on the lookout for Menetou-Salon and Reuilly, which neighbor Quincy to the East and West, respectively. — 3 days ago
1 of 2 byob choices with classic French bistro food (gem salad with Roquefort & hazelnuts, my friend had delicious Baked trout with crispy skin). A real eye opener: classic Fume smoky nose & such an elegant mouthfeel. Pitch perfect balance. Damn. — 12 days ago