Pascal Jolivet was founded in 1987 and is one of the most dynamic domaines in France’s Loire Valley. Based in Sancerre, the domaine now owns 120 hectares of vineyards spread across the appellations of Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé.Pascal shares his philosophy with winemaker, Valentina Buoso: 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.
Pouilly is situated 200km south of Paris, on the east bank of the Loire. his wine is the result of a meticulous parcel-by-parcel selection among the estate vineyards exclusively planted on clay-limestone. The Terre Blanches is the name given to Kimmeridgian marls (clay-limestone), this terroir represents 40% of Pouilly Fumé’s entire vineyard
After harvest, the grapes are hand sorted and then gently pressed. The juice is then fermented in stainless steel using natural yeasts.
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.
Delicate fish or vegetable dishes, salads or goats’ cheese.
Serve at 10-12°C.
James Suckling: 92 Points
Pouilly-Fumé AOC, Loire
100% Sauvignon Blanc