Terroir: The Pascal Jolivet Pouilly Fumé comes from 20 acres in 3 separate vineyards owned by Pascal Jolivet in the villages of Tracy, Les Girarmes, and St. Andelain; and additional sourcing from Les Loges. These constitute a large diversity of glacial soils, differing from village to village. Les Loges: very calcareous. Full, firm wines. Saint Andelain: clay-siliceous and siliceous. Provide fruit, bouquet. Tracy sur Loire: sandy and limestone base. Delicacy, aromatics.
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 2016 Pascal Jolivet Pouilly Fumé is a vibrant yellow color with a dry focused nose of citrus and mineral. On the palate the wine is medium in body, incredibly precise and layered with clean, driving acidity.
Score: 91 PointsWine Spectator Author: James Molesworth
Focused, with a core of white peach, honeysuckle and gooseberry notes, framed judiciously by light brioche and blanched almond hints. Offers a long, focused finish. Solid. Drink now through 2019.
Score: 91 PointsPlanetGrape.net Date: Sunday, January 1, 2017
Brisk, dry and tart with a creamy middle and notes of lime zest, peach, egg custard and chalk.
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