Sancerre Les Caillottes 2014

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. The Pascal Jolivet Sancerre Les Caillottes comes from an old vine 8.65 acre parcel at the top of the village of Bué-en-Sancerre. Soils are rich in limestone and exposure varies from south to southeast. Drainage is ideal leading to low yields.

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

“This wine is selected from a 8.65 acre parcel of 40 year old vines planted on south facing slopes at the top of the village of Bue-en-Sancerre in the area called “La Plante des Pres”, one of the best “terroir” in Sancerre.” -Pascal Jolivet

Recent Press

  • Score: 93 Points Author: James Suckling
    Date: Friday, March 4, 2016
    "Very stony with chalk and salty undertones to the lemon and white peach character. Crush seaweed too. Full body, bright acidity and a pretty finish. The intense chalky soil of this vineyard comes out. Drink now."
  • Score: 89 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: James Molesworth
    Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015
    "This bristles with thyme, chive and savory herb notes, while the core of brisk lime and flint zips along. Offers a taut, mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2016."

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