François Écot Sapucai Blanc 2021

From the “Willy Wonka of Winemaking”
Xarel-lo and Muscat of Alexandria (Zibbibo)
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NOTES: Mandarin, Pomelo

BODY: Medium

DRYNESS: Neutral

ACIDITY: Medium +



ORIGIN: Burgundy (Chablis, Meursault, Pouilly-Fuisse & More), France

MAKER: François Écot


  • Xarel-lo
  • Muscat of Alexandria (Zibbibo)

FERMENTATION: Natural, Vegan Slight Wood



ASIAN FOOD PAIRING: Tempura, sushi and sashimi, Hokkien Mee

WESTERN FOOD PAIRING: Cheese and charcuterie platter, seafood linguine, roast asparagus, almond biscotti


François Écot Sapucai Blanc 2021

François Écot Sapucai Blanc has a condensed citrus fruit flavour reminiscent of freshly picked mandarins and pomelo.

Blend of Xarel-lo and Muscat de Alexandria. The fruit comes from vines growing at a 400 metre altitude on limestone soils in Penedès, Spain. Burgundy experienced terrible weather in 2021, which meant the grapes were in a devastating state. François approached his friend Manel from Spain and a miraculous collaboration was realised!

The wine is made in winemaker François Écot's home on the edge of Chablis, in Mailly-le-Château. The small garage-like vat room was a stone barn in another life. Handpicking and vinification. Destemming and maceration of Xarel-lo in 400HL amphora. Muscat de Alexandria goes through 80% direct pressing, destemming of 20% and maceration in stainless steel tanks. Blending and ageing of the wine in 15HL wooden barrels.