Pascal Jolivet Sancerre Les Caillottes 2008

Sauvignon Blanc from Loire, France

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Item No. 100872
  • ST91
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.

Alcohol By Volume: 12.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

A dry wine with balance and elegance on the palate. There's fresh, clean floral aromas and snappy, lip quenching acidity on the palate. This is a quite pleasant wine to sip and it pairs very well with seafood, fresh-water fish, white meats and soft cheeses.

Pair with shellfish, oysters, fish, crab, Asian cuisine.

Critical Acclaim

"Light, bright yellow. High-pitched lemongrass and lime on the nose, with complicating notes of wet stone and white pepper. Tangy, finely etched citrus flavors are given depth by succulent herbal and floral qualities, with a jolt of zesty minerals adding cut. Very fresh and tightly wound, finishing with excellent precision and stony intensity"
91 Points

Learn About Pascal Jolivet Map ItMap It

The house of Pascal Jolivet is one of the youngest and most dynamic in the Loire Valley. Founded in 1985, this specialist in the wines of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume has very quickly gained a leading position with the Michelin-starred restaurants of France. Pascal owns an estate of more than 40 acres evenly divided between two appellations. He believes strongly in letting...

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Learn About Loire

It's unfortunate that this region is so under appreciated and overlooked - the wines from the Loire Valley are outstanding. They are delicious examples of varietal and soil expression and the wide range of wines is so refreshing. Dry, sweet, sparkling, red, white… all represented here in the Loire. The main white grapes are Chenin Blanc, Muscadet and Sauvignon Blanc. For reds...

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Learn About Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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