Sancerre Exception 2012

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 Exception is the Loire’s equivalent of a Grand Cru. The wine is sourced from three vineyards that share the terroir characteristics to produce Sauvignon Blanc of exceptional quality. Sources are Chêne Marchand in the village of Bué, Mont Damné in Chavignol and Clos Roy in Crézancy.

Vinification: Pascal Jolivet practices a minimalist winemaking style, allowing nature to take its 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

Technical Details

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

Recent Press

  • Score: 89 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: James Molesworth
    Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2015
    "This has a weightier feel than your typical Sancerre, with a light kiss of brioche that runs underneath the fresh verbena, lemon curd and straw notes. Offers good length. The toast stays restrained through the finish. Drink now."
    Grade: #Archive

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