Sancerre "Sauvage" Rouge 2012

Domaine Pascal Jolivet

Terroir: Sauvage Pinot Noir is issued from a parcellar selection of Pinot Noir old vines planted in Bué in 1952. The most beautiful plots are located in this area. The vine grows perfectly well on this very mineral clay-limestone soil.
Vinification: Vinification and maturation in demi-muids for 15 months, no filtration before bottling.

Additional Information

Sauvage Pinot Noir is the expression of fruit along with spicy touch, typical of Sancerre area. The mouth is full, concentrated, ends with finesse and great elegance.

Technical Details

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

Recent Press

  • Score: 88 Points

    Wine Spectator Online Author: James Molesworth
    Date: Friday, June 1, 2018
    "Mature, with mulled cherry and blood orange notes gliding through, framed with light sandalwood and cedar accents. Shows a slight dusty hint at the very end. Charming. Drink now. 1,000 cases made."
  • Score: 93 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: Stephan Reinhardt
    Date: Friday, October 28, 2016
    "The 2012 Sancerre Sauvage Pinot Noir is sourced from old vines planted on calcareous silt soils in Bué in 1952. Fermented and aged in demi-muids for 15 months and bottled unfiltered, this is a remarkable red Sancerre. Dark in color and with delicate floral aromas of licorice and violets, intermixed with ripe dark fruit and chocolate flavors, this is a full-bodied, rich and silky textured Pinot with power, finesse, tension and a very persistent mineral expression. Four years old now, this lovely juicy, concentrated and fruit-intense but also tension-filled wine is super aromatic and tight, thanks to its firm yet delicate tannins and refreshing mineral acidity. There is a beautiful grip and juicy cherry character here and I would love to drink this excellent Pinot Noir at a cooler temperature of 13/14° Celsius with barbecue. There could be less chocolate and less biting tannins for sure, but in fact I don't care. I love this wine as is."
  • Wine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
    Date: Friday, October 7, 2016
    "Low-yielding old vines have produced this perfumed wine. Along with the fragrance, it has a tannic structure, layers of acidity and red fruits that are gently maturing. The wine is dense, with rare concentration for a red Sancerre, while the aftertaste balances acidity and fruitiness. Drink now."
    Grade: Best of the Year, 2016

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