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 70 hectares of vineyards spread across the appellations of Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé. The domaine supplements the estate holdings with additional fruit sourced from long-term contract growers some of the prime sites of the region including ‘Les Caillottes’, ‘Le Chêne Marchand’ and ‘Le Clos du Roy’. 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.
Le Chêne Marchand” is a 26 hectares, south facing vineyard overlooking the village of Bué. Pascal Jolivet farms 1.84 hectares of this special limestone-rich plot that provides him with fruit with a distinctive generous and expressive style.
The wine is maturated on fine lees for 5 months, in thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks.
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.
Perfect with fish, poultry or goat cheese.
Serve at 12-14°C.
“Lots of flint and green apple with melon and lemon character on both the nose and the palate. Medium body. Creamy texture and flavours”
92 Points – James Suckling
100% Sauvignon Blanc