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’s Sancerre Clos du Roy is from a tiny 3.7 acre parcel in one of the most ideally situated areas in the appellation of Sancerre. The vines sit with a southern exposure enjoying full sun for the entire growing season. Soils are limestone.
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.
Its clay-limestone terroir provides amazing richness and complex minerality. This wine offers exceptional fruitiness with unique character.
Score: 88 PointsThe Wine Advocate Author: Stephan Reinhardt
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Score: 92 PointsWine Spectator Author: James Molesworth
Score: 93 PointsJamesSuckling.com Author: James Suckling
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