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Sancerre 2011

France » Loire Valley » Pascal Jolivet » Sancerre 2011

Summary

Terroir: Pascal Jolivet Sancerre Blanc is sourced from three vineyards in the heart of the appellation. The "Les Caillottes" vineyard and it's chalky soils makes up 50% of the blend, followed by the hillside vineyard of "Les Terres Blanches" at 30% and the limestone and flint riddled vineyard of "Silex" making up the remaining 20%.

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.

Notes

Pale and vibrant in color. The 2011 Pascal Jolivet Sancerre is fresh, clean and screaming with racy acidity. On the palate it is fresh and tightly wound; acidity is tempered by very subtle residual sugar; very clean; alive, racy, youthful. Overall, a dry and elegant wine.

Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc: 100%

Recent Press

  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Image Wine & Spirits Author: Unlisted
    Date: Monday, April 1, 2013

    "This intriguing wine has a sweet floral perfume and a cool, mouthwatering finish. It's creamy in the middle, with lemon flavors that are both peppery and sleek. The florals may turn toward earthier notes with bottle age, though it already has the grip for boudin blanc."

    Grade: "Year's Best"
  • Score: 89 Points

    Wine Image Wine Spectator Author: James Molesworth
    Date: Thursday, November 15, 2012

    "Focused and fresh, with straw, paraffin, honeysuckle and lemon curd notes that show good drive on the finish."

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