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.
Pascal Jolivet’s Sancerre vineyards are located close to the Loire River and surrounded by forest – creating a relatively mild micro climate for grape-growing. The grapes for this wine are organically cultivated and are selected from parcels in Champtin, where soils are predominantly limestone.
The grapes are organically grown and are hand-picked and sorted. After pressing, the juice is then fermented in stainless steel at 18°C for 20 days without the addition of yeasts. After fermentation, the wine spends a further 12 months maturing on its lees, giving a subtle, rich complexity to the wine before bottling. All parcels are vinified separately. The wine is then blended just before bottling, which takes place without filtration or cooling.
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.
Excellent with shellfish, rich fish dishes, white meats and poultry.
Serve at 11-12°C.
Sancerre AOC, Loire
100% Sauvignon Blanc