2015 Patient Cottat Sancerre Anciennes Vignes
Having made a goal to explore new white wines this year, one area I’ve been avoiding is Sauvignon Blanc, which is a varietal I feel I got my fill of last summer. However, when we’re talking French Sauvignon Blanc, especially from Sancerre which lies in the eastern part of the Loire Valley, Sauvignon Blanc takes on a whole new meaning.
This was a lovely wine we enjoyed with a group of friends on a hot summer day, and when we poured the final glass, everyone was hoping I had another bottle stashed, but alas, that wasn’t the case.
The wine started a little muted on the nose, hints of light fruit, I thought a little cantelope. Light in the mouth, super tangy all the way through. Crisp acidity and tart.
Flavors are predominantly lemon and grapefruit, and the wine is not overwhelming in any area. This is kind of like your middle weight prize fighter, great in the ring, but toned, not burly.
Overall, the finish is where this one really stood out for me. It’s long and lasting, and if you like a tangy, slightly sour zest lingering after a wine like this, than this one is for you.
Certainly among the better Sauvignon Blancs I’ve tasted recently (which again isn’t a lot but this is a very nice wine). Price at my Costco was $18.99, and this is a bottle we will add to our recommended wine list.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 89 points
Costco item number: 449334
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA