Terroir: The Pascal Jolivet Pouilly Fumé Les Terres Blanches is sourced from a single 16 acre domaine owned vineyard in the village of Le Bouchat on the northeast side of the appellation. Soils are dry and shallow made up predominantly of clay.
Vinification: Pascal Jolivet practices a minimalist winemaking style, allowing nature to take it's course. Each of his white wines is produced using exclusively native yeasts, and entirely in temperature stainless steel. All parcels are vinified separately until final blending and bottling.
The Terres Blanches is a wonderfully pure Sauvignon Blanc with a driving minerality along with grass, and citrus.
Score: 91 PointsThe Wine Advocate Author: Stephan Reinhardt
From calcareous clay soils, the citrus-colored 2015 Pouilly-Fum Terres Blanches opens with a clear and spicy, slightly floral flavored, very elegant and multi-layered aroma of lemon zest and butterscotch notes. Fresh and vital on the palate, with refreshing lemon flavors and an elegant, refined texture, this is a juicy, nicely structured and finesse-full Pouilly with a long and nicely grippy as well as salty finish. Still young but already of excellent quality.
A blend from different sources designed to showcase Pouilly's 'white soils'. The slightly confusing thing for consumers is that from the look of the bottle and the names of the cuves, it can be difficult to distinguish this and its Sancerre counterpart Les Caillottes from the single-vineyard bottlings.Mild, relatively low-key nose. Green notes. Already open and accessible. Zesty. Lots more fruit and personality than in the average wine from this appellation but it still seems a bit pricey to me.
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