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Francois Cotat 'Grande Cote' Chavignol Sancerre 2020

This vineyard is where François has his oldest vines, these days the average age is about 40 years because he has had to replant many of the very old vines as the Sauvignon is susceptible to viruses as it ages and so past 60 years old the vine is usually close to unproductive. This vineyard produces the most flamboyant wines in this collection, there are notes of tropical fruit and a fuller texture but don't let that fool you as it is all aligned to incredible finesse, cool acidity and tactile minerality.