Pascal Jolivet Sancerre 2020 (Loire Valley, France) "...fresh cut grass, passionfruit, mineral..."
Pascal Jolivet initially ran a négociant business out of a cellar in Pouilly-sur-Loire before starting a domaine called Le Grand Vins du Val in 1982. By 1987 the business had taken on Pascal’s name and he quickly built a name for himself due to the quality of his wines. Today the estate has around 28 hectares of vineyards covering the three terroirs of the region. 50% are on caillottes, the chalky soils typical in the region. 30% lie on the famous Kimmeridgian marls or terres blanches; soils dominated by limestone and clay. And the remaining 20% lie on silex or flint. The lieu-dit wines from Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé in particular, are stunning.
Domaine Pascal Jolivet has been built up over years, acquiring plots among the best terroirs of Sancerre, France, in order cope with the demand of their exceptional wines. This is clean, lifted, tropical nose combines with notes of freshly cut grass. A refined expression Sauvignon Blanc with bright passionfruit flavours and a creamy mouth-feel texture that is unmistakably French.