2021 Patient Cottat Sauvignon Blanc "Le Grand Caillou", Loire Valley, France

Medium lemon on the nose with soft, subtle aromas of lime and cantaloupe with a whiff of minerality. The palate is engaging with yellow plum, kiwi, and citrus flavors with vibrant acidity and interesting minerality.



The origin of Sauvignon Blanc goes back to the Middle Ages when it was introduced to the Cher region of France by the Bénédictine monks of l"Abbaye de Beauvoir. It was renowned by the beginning of the 16th century, and French King François I spoke about how great Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley is. Our Sauvignon Blanc is cultivated on the hills of the Loire Valley from the east to west as well as in the Poitou and Vendée regions. The vines are 15 years old and all vinification is done in stainless steel.


Patient Cottat was a famous “Master Goldsmith” in mid-19th century France. Born in Paris, he loved the Berry region of the central Loire Valley. His legacy is perpetuated through the Patient Cottat range of selected traditional Loire Valley wines, produced by the Fournier family. 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 13 acres in 1950 to almost 75 acres today, divided over the appellations of Menetou-Salon, Pouilly-Fumé, and Sancerre.


Grape(s) Sauvignon Blanc
Farming Sustainable