Pascal Jolivet Sancerre 2008

Sauvignon Blanc from Loire, France

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Item No. 100047
  • white wine
  • W&S91
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1999
  • WS86
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Winemaker's Notes

The wine comes from three vineyards: "Les Caillottes", a very chalky soil, situated at Bué en Sancerre, representing 50 % of the blend; "Les Terres Blanches", the highest hill to the west, with a basis soil of argilo-calcaires, representing 30% of the blend; and "Silex", to the east, where the soil is much stoner and rich in silex, representing 20% of the blend.

Pale, whitish straw in color. The nose is very fresh, very clean with notes of lime peel, green herbs, black currant; typical, not aggressive. 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, well balanced. The different origin of soils express fully their differences and their similarities. Slow evolution, very typical Sancerre.

Critical Acclaim

"Classic flavors of pear, guava and lime are enlivened by brisk acidity and a pungent flintiness, demonstrating a delicate harmony of components and a fine, silky texture."
91 Points

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