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Domaine Pascal Jolivet - Pouilly Fume Indigene 2016


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.

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This powerful and full-bodied wine offers minerality, finesse and elegance. The nose reveals the typical gun-flint scent of the flinty terroir in Pouilly. A great wine.

Technical Details
  • Appellation: Pouilly-Fumé
  • Sustainability: Organic Practices
  • Primary Soil: Limestone
  • Alcohol: <14%
  • Varietals: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Recent News edit

The Wine Advocate

Author: Stephan Reinhardt

Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021

"An old-vines selection from silex parcels in Tracy-sur-Loire, the 2016 Pouilly-Fumé Indigène has a clear, fresh and stony nose that is also concentrated in its subtle bright fruit aromas. Tight and fresh on the palate, with enormous grip yet also a dense core that is still locked up (as we all are in January 2021), this is a concentrated, tight and lime-fresh Pouilly that is not at its peak right now but shall improve with aeration to gain some texture and charm."

Wine Spectator Online Rating: 92

Author: James Molesworth

Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

"Alluring, with a lovely swath of tarragon, thyme and savory notes leading off, followed by pure lime zest, gooseberry and fleur de sel accents. Offers a sleek, pure, mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2021. 2,500 cases made."

Wine Enthusiast Rating: 93

Author: Roger Voss

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018

"As the name suggests, this wine is made using natural yeasts. It comes from a parcel in the small village of Tracy, close to the Loire river. The wine is ripe and full of fruit, with a tangy, orange-zest aftertaste. Drink now." Rating: 91

Author: James Suckling

Date: Friday, June 1, 2018

"This is extremely flinty on the nose with undertones of gun powder. Aromas of lemon rind, too. Medium- to full-bodied, round and layered with pretty sliced green apples and a melon character. Drink now."

Wine Spectator Rating: 90

Author: James Molesworth

Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012

"This is creamy and caressing with warm stone, paraffin, brioche, lemon curd and straw flavors that are nicely integrated. A lovely mouthfeel lingers through the finish."