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Domaine Pascal Jolivet - Sancerre Le Chene Marchand 2014

Overview

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 Le Chene Marchand comes from a 2.52 acre parcel planted on one of the most beautiful sites in the appellation of Sancerre, with due south exposure in the village of Bué.

Vinification: The grapes are picked and hand selected, then the juice fermented with wild yeasts in stainless steel tanks.

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"A wine with much power yet also smoothness. It develops even further elegant and subtle aromas with time." -Pascal Jolivet

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JamesSuckling.com Rating: 93

Author: James Suckling

Date: Friday, March 4, 2016

"Complex nose showing lemon zest with spicy and mineral notes. Full body with a sappy texture and oyster shell and iodine character on the finish. Drink now."

Wine Spectator Rating: 89

Author: James Molesworth

Date: Friday, February 5, 2016

"A textbook version, with gooseberry and lemon curd notes at the core, backed by racy-edged verbena and flint on the mouthwatering finish. Drink now. "