Pascal Jolivet Blanc Fume 2021
Region: Loire, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Complex, powerful, with great length and body. A dry, chiselled palate frames defined, structured aromas of ripe white fruit, ripe citrus, citrus flowers and a marked smokiness.
The grapes are sourced from the different soils of the maison. The resulting wine is a blend of grapes grown 50% on limestone, 30% on flint and 20% on clay-limestone. The vineyards are located in the villages Tracy sur Loire and Boisgibault.
Pascal Jolivet was founded in 1987 and is one of the most dynamic domaines in France’s Loire Valley. Based in Sancerre, the domaine now owns 70 hectares of vineyards spread across the appellations of Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé. The domaine supplements the estate holdings with additional fruit sourced from long-term contract growers some of the prime sites of the region including ‘Les Caillottes’, ‘Le Chêne Marchand’ and ‘Le Clos du Roy’. Pascal shares his philosophy with winemaker, Valentina Buoso: to work in harmony with nature to produce wines with purity of fruit, a linear character and minerality, allowing a natural expression of the vineyard to give the wines a sense of place.