Sancerre 2018

Domaine Pascal Jolivet

Terroir: Situated 125 miles south of Paris, the Sancerre landscape undulates at an altitude between 650 and 1,300 feet. The Loire River on the Eastern side of the hilly environment creates a relatively temperate microclimate for the wines. Pascal Jolivet Sancerre Blanc is sourced from three vineyards in the heart of the appellation. The “Les Caillottes” vineyard and it’s chalky soils makes up 50% of the blend, followed by the hillside vineyard of “Les Terres Blanches” at 30% and the limestone and flint riddled vineyard of “Silex” making up the remaining 20%.

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.

Additional Information

Pale and vibrant in color. The Pascal Jolivet Sancerre is fresh, clean and screaming with racy acidity. On the palate it is fresh and tightly wound; acidity is tempered by very subtle residual sugar; very clean; alive, racy, youthful. Overall, a dry and elegant wine.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Sancerre
  • Sustainability: Organic Practices
  • Primary Soil: Chalk, Limestone, Flint, Silex
  • Alcohol: <14%
  • Sizes Available: 12/750, 6/1.5L
  • Varietals: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Recent Press

  • Forbes Author: Tom Hyland
    Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019
    "Aromas of spearmint and yellow flowers. Medium-bodied, this has very good acidity and is nicely balanced with good persistence and varietal character. 2-3 years, perhaps longer."
    Grade: Very Good
  • Score: 92 Points Author: James Suckling
    Date: Monday, July 15, 2019
    "A Sancere with pretty sliced grape fruit and light fennel and lemon leaf character on the nose and palate. Medium to full body. Fresh acidity. Clean finish. Serious concentration from the vintage. Drink now."

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