Sauvignon Blanc Loire France
Pascal Jolivet are all about the refreshing wines of Valley Loire, from good vineyards in Sancerre and Pouilly Fume, the aim is to allow fruit to speak for itself, while encouraging the suppleness of Sauvignon Blanc to convey its eloquence. The vineyards of Sancerre are planted to hill countryside on the left bank of River Loire, right across the water from Pouilly Fume, where surrounding forests create a mild and favourable mesoclime. A delicious wine with revitalizingly dry fruit character and bracing minerality, to accompany shellfish and goat cheese soufflé.
The philosophy at Pascal Jolivet is to allow nature to take her course and permit the wine to make itself. The estate's three Sancerre vineyards are grown to three different terroirs, Les Caillottes is planted to very chalky soils, Les Terres Blanches is on calcareous soils, atop the highest hill in the west, the vines at Silex are grown to a mixture of limestone and flint. Every parcel from each vineyard is separately handled, wild natural yeasts initiate a long cool vinification in controlled fermenters, to enhance the character and charm of Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc. Upon completion, components are held on sedimentery lees for several months, infusing complexity while building structure and adding texture.
Bright straw hue. Clean, crisp nose of citrus and lemon flower, brine, wet stone and flint. A powerful palate in perfect balance, smooth linear fruit characters are defined by splendid minerality. A Sauvignon Blanc of remarkable richness, elegance and finesse, to match with trout almondine, grilled flounder or coquilles meuniere.