Pascal Jolivet

Defining the Loire as the 'home of Sauvignon Blanc'

One of the most recognisable estates in the Loire, Pascal Jolivet created its namesake brand in 1987. At the beginning of this venture, with no vineyards of his own, he focused on building relationship with some of the best growers in the region, building a brand new cellar and refining his unique style of wines.

In 1993, Pascal acquired from his cousins a beautiful vineyard of six hectares, located in the greatest terroirs of Bué en Sancerre: Le Chêne Marchand, Le Grand Chemarin and La Plante des Prés. In 1995, the first Pouilly-Fumé vineyard of 6.5 hectares was acquired in Tracy-sur-Loire.

The domaine now stretches over 120 hectares of vineyards across the appellations of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé, complemented by 60 hectares in Touraine.

Over the years, Pascal has developed his own much recognisable, pure and elegant style of wines. Pascal practices a biodynamic winemaking, which, in viticultural terms, views the farm as a cohesive, interconnected living system.

Such practices extend from the vineyard to the careful handling of the fruit in the winery. In Jolivet’s winery following harvest, vinifcation begins with light must settling followed by juice fermentation with indigenous yeasts; next maturation on lees is fundamental for the concentration and the complexity of all Jolivet wines. The process is extremely natural and the slow fermentations nourish and sustainably stabilise the wines using very low levels of sulphur.

Valentina Buoso, a young, dynamic winemaker took over from her predecessor, Jean-Luc Soty, who had worked with Pascal for 22 years, in 2013. Pascal shares his philosophy with Valentina: to work in harmony with nature to produce wines with purity of fruit, a linear character and minerality, allowing a natural expression of the vineyard to give the wines a sense of place.

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Attitude Sauvignon Blanc 2020 — Pascal Jolivet

Attitude Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Vins de Pays, Loire

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Tasting note

Attitude has delicate aromas of lime, green apple, kiwi fruit and some vegetal notes. Mineral notes give the wine a pleasant mouthfeel, balanced with good acidity and a citrus fresh finish.

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Sancerre Blanc 2020 — Pascal Jolivet

Sancerre Blanc 2020

Sancerre AOC, Loire

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Tasting note

A wine of style marked by richness, elegance and smoothness. Lifted aromas of flint, gooseberry and vibrant citrus zest. Mouthwatering freshness and pure fruit expression.

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Blanc Fumé 2020 — Pascal Jolivet

Blanc Fumé 2020

Pouilly-Fumé AOC, Loire

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Tasting note

Vibrant yellow colour with restrained aromas of citrus, apple and flint. It is precise and layered with clean, driving acidity, elegance and finesse.

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Sancerre Rosé 2019 — Pascal Jolivet

Sancerre Rosé 2019

Sancerre AOC, Loire

100% Pinot Noir

Tasting note

Pale salmon pink in colour with a subtle nose of fresh berries. On the palate the wine is delicate and elegant with layers of herbals notes, berry fruits and strawberries with a clean, crisp finish. As  Pascal describes it, fruity, charming and chic.

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Sancerre Rouge 2019 — Pascal Jolivet

Sancerre Rouge 2019

Sancerre AOC, Loire

100% Pinot Noir

Tasting note

Jewel coloured with delicate aromas of red fruit. Elegant and subtle spicy flavours are the main characteristics of this pinot noir leading to a clean, pure finish.

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Sancerre Blanc 'Les Caillottes' 2019 — Pascal Jolivet

Sancerre Blanc 'Les Caillottes' 2019

Sancerre AOC, Loire

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Tasting note

A wine of style marked by richness, elegance and smoothness. Lifted perfumes of flint, citrus zest. This is powerful and presents a perfect balance. The body is full with refreshing acidity to balance the wine which has the classic purity of citrus and nettle fruit found in top quality Sancerre. Appetizing with a mineral character.

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Pouilly-Fumé 'Terres Blanches' 2019 — Pascal Jolivet

Pouilly-Fumé 'Terres Blanches' 2019

Pouilly-Fumé AOC, Loire

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Tasting note

Wonderfully pure with great concentration. Notes of wet stones and citrus, this wine is elegant with peach flavours and an attractive flinty character on the finish.

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Sancerre Blanc

Sancerre Blanc "Le Chêne Marchand" 2018

Loire, France

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Tasting note

The wine shows charming aromas of fresh citrus, white peach, melon with a complex flinty and mineral undertone. A creamy, textural palate is framed and lifted by an impressive, lively freshness.

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Sancerre Blanc 'Sauvage' 2019 — Pascal Jolivet

Sancerre Blanc 'Sauvage' 2019

Sancerre AOC, Loire

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Tasting note

The Sauvage is elegant and subtle on the nose, medium-bodied and rich on the palate, with layers of mouth-watering fruit leading to a racy finish, while retaining absolute finesse.

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Pouilly-Fumé 'Indigène' 2018 — Pascal Jolivet

Pouilly-Fumé 'Indigène' 2018

Pouilly-Fumé AOC, Loire

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Tasting note

An intriguing Sauvignon Blanc, with an attractive mouth-feel thanks to the lees aging. Rich in texture and complexity, this wine also has a purity of fruit, pronounced minerality and concentration.

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Sancerre Rouge 'Sauvage' 2015 — Pascal Jolivet

Sancerre Rouge 'Sauvage' 2015

Sancerre AOC, Loire

100% Pinot Noir

Tasting note

Bright ruby red in colour. Notes of forest fruits and red berries on the nose. A lightly spicy character with a hint of pepper add to the intrigue on the palate which has great finesse and depth  and refreshing acidity.

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Maisons Marques et Domaines holds its Annual Portfolio Tasting

Maisons Marques et Domaines holds its Annual Portfolio Tasting

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Maisons Marques et Domaines holds its Annual Portfolio Tasting

Maisons Marques et Domaines holds its Annual Portfolio Tasting

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Maisons Marques et Domaines Annual Tasting 2017

Maisons Marques et Domaines Annual Tasting 2017

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MMD´s Icon Tasting at Gaggenau

MMD´s Icon Tasting at Gaggenau

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Pascal Jolivet receives top Decanter scores

Pascal Jolivet receives top Decanter scores

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Maisons Marques et Domaines marks its 30th Anniversary with landmark tasting

Maisons Marques et Domaines marks its 30th Anniversary with landmark tasting

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