Domaine Pascal Jolivet - Pouilly Fume Indigene 2006
Terroir: Pascal Jolivet Indigène is assembled from a range of Pouilly terroirs. The wine is powerful and taut, with a pronounced minerality that complements strong flavored cuisine, and develops layered complexity and weight with aeration.
Vinification: Pascal Jolivet practices a minimalist winemaking style, allowing nature to take it's course. Each of his white wines is produced using exclusively native yeasts, and entirely in temperature stainless steel. All parcels are vinified separately until final blending and bottling.
Aged for 12 months on its lees and bottled unfiltered, this is enjoyable now, and will age well. This bottling is the quintessence of Pouilly Fume: very rich, very deep, brooding and age-worthy.
Additional Details editIndigène is specific to its location, grape variety and soils. It expresses the authenticity and purity of a great wine. Mineral and complex, fine and elegant, its power dominates before a fresh and long finish.
Recent News edit
International Wine Cellar Rating: 91
Author: Josh Reynolds
Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2011
"Bright yellow. Deep, mineral-dominated aromas of pear skin, apple, spicecake and dried flowers. Fleshy, deep and smooth, offering juicy orchard fruit flavors and more exotic pineapple and mango qualities. The floral note repeats on the powerful finish, which leaves smoky mineral and herbal notes behind. Impressively concentrated and in need of a rich poultry dish."
Date: Monday, September 15, 2008
“Nectarine. White peach fruit, good richness, balance. Easy to drink, good length and balance.”
Wine Spectator Rating: 89
Author: James Molesworth
Date: Friday, April 25, 2008
“Shows a mix of lemon verbena, thyme and straw, with the herbal edge showing more on the back end. There’s a nice stony undertow on the finish. Shows more range than most in this vintage, though the depth isn’t quite there for this to be outstanding. Drink now.”