The 2022 Sauvignon Blanc has a zesty and vibrant nose, with notes of juicy citrus and makrut lime underpinned by subtle white nectarine and passionfruit notes. The palate is mouthwatering, with ripe vibrant passionfruit and citrus at the fore. These meld with tropical hints of peach and guava, gently balanced by stony saline notes.
‘Caillottes’ means little stones. This vineyard (a flatter area, due east of the slope where the ‘Monts Damnés’ vineyard is found), with its thin limestone soils, is planted to young vines. Zesty notes of lime and white pepper; sweet yellow fruit. A more “approachable,” early drinking Cotat that nonetheless captures the depth and persistence of the Cotat style.
- 100% Sauvignon Blanc
- A famed single-vineyard in Chavignol
- Southeast facing, very cool site
- Steep slope with kimmeridgian limestone
- 50+ year old vines
- Indigenous yeast
- Fermented in very old demi-muids and aged in old barrels
- Unfined and unfiltered
This has aromas of guavas, lemons, juniper berries, sliced green apples and wet stones. Clean and clear with a medium body and vibrant acidity. Mineral and stony finish. Drink now. Screw cap.
Perhaps the most Sauvignon-esque of all the vintage, the 2020 Buisson Renard is richly aromatic with distinctive lime, elderflower, ginger and honeysuckle aromas. It is currently most appealing for its tension as if a strong muscle is being stretched t...