Sancerre Rosé 2017

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 Rosé is sourced from different terroirs throughout the appellation including estate vineyards in the villages of Bué, Verdigny and St Gemme.

Vinification: The Sancerre Rosé is made with 100% Pinot Noir and is a blend of direct press and “saignée” production methods. Pascal Jolivet practices a minimalist winemaking style, allowing nature to take it’s course. It is produced using exclusively native yeasts, and entirely in temperature stainless steel. All parcels are vinified separately until final blending and bottling.

Additional Information

The 2017 Sancerre Rosé is a pale salmon pink in color with a subtly nose of fresh berries. On the palate the wine is delicate and elegant with layers of herb, strawberry and a clean, crisp finish.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Sancerre
  • Sustainability: Organic Practices
  • Primary Soil: Limestone, Clay
  • Alcohol: <14%
  • Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir

Recent Press

  • Score: 89 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: Stephan Reinhardt
    Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021
    "The 2017 Sancerre Rosé shows a mature salmon color that comes along with a delicate bouquet of discreet fruit and floral aromas intertwined with some earthy notes. Smooth and ripe on the elegant and vinous palate, this medium-bodied and nicely intense rosé Pinot Noir reveals good structure, grip and length. It drinks perfectly well today, and there is no need to wait any longer even though the wine wouldn't mind for a couple of years. Tasted in January 2021."
  • Brit + Co Author: Sara Cagle
    Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019
    "New to Trader Joe’s, Pascal Jolivet Sancerre ($18) is so clean and pleasing that it tastes delicious with just about everything. The rosé’s crisp apple and lemon notes help cleanse your palate after eating one of Trader Joe’s 12 Tantalizing Truffles ($5), which come in unique flavors like White Chocolate Stroopwaffel. We particularly like the taste of the bright, grapefruit-y wine with the dark chocolate Fudge Brownie truffle."
  • Score: 88 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: James Molesworth
    Date: Friday, May 25, 2018
    Light but persistent, with a peach pit note adding length while pretty tangerine and white peach details check in. Very fine acidity keeps this pleasantly refreshing. Drink now.
  • VinePair Date: Friday, May 4, 2018
    Hailing from the upper Loire, this Pinot Noir blend is salmon-colored with a bright, fruity nose. It has a softer mouthfeel and excellent balance of juicy berries and minerality, with a tight, smart finish.
    Grade: #4 - The 25 Best Rosés of 2018 Ranked!

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