Sancerre Clos du Roy 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’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.

Additional Information

Its clay-limestone terroir provides amazing richness and complex minerality. This wine offers exceptional fruitiness with unique character.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Sancerre
  • Sustainability: Organic Practices
  • Primary Soil: Limestone
  • Alcohol: <14%
  • Varietals: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Recent Press

  • Forbes Author: Tom Hyland
    Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019
    "This is from a single vineyard less than 1 hectare (about 2, 5 acres); the vines are 45-year old plus. Aromas of Bosc pear, lime and apple peel. Medium-full, this has delicate fruit, very good acidity and impressive persistence, along with a light touch of minerality in the finish. A more subtle style from Jolivet. Enjoy over the next 3-5 years, perhaps longer."
    Grade: Excellent

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