Terroir: Situated 125 miles south of Paris, the Sancerre landscape undulates at an altitude between 650 and 1,300 feet. The Loire River on the Eastern side of the hilly environment creates a relatively temperate microclimate for the wines. Pascal Jolivet's Sancerre Clos du Roy is from a tiny 3.7 acre parcel in one of the most ideally situated areas in the appellation of Sancerre. The vines sit with a southern exposure enjoying full sun for the entire growing season. Soils are limestone.
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.
"Selected from a parcel of 3.71 acres in one of the most ideally situated areas within the Sancerre appellation in the village of Crezancy, this wine offers exceptional fruitiness with unique character, the evolution is slow." -Pascal Jolivet
Score: 92 PointsWine Spectator Author: James Molesworth
This has a taut, bony feel, with a light chalky frame melding with thyme, white peach, jicama and flint notes. Shows lovely range and a long, piercing finish. Drink now through 2021.
From a 0.8 ha clay-limestone parcel in an 18-ha vineyard in the commune of Crzancy-en- Sancerre. Matured on fine lees for four months in stainless steel. Smoky nose. I think I would guess this were a Pouilly-Fum if given it blind. Then there's a floral note. Easy to like. Gives the impression of slightly more sweetness than some of its 2014 stablemates but with finely etched acidity.
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