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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Pascal Jolivet Attitude Sauvignon Blanc 2005
Pascal Jolivet Attitude Sauvignon Blanc 2005
(search item no. 88133)
Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Grape Type: 100% Sauvignon Blanc.

Vinification: Attitude comes from a very low yield for a Vin de Pays of 60 hl/ha. The grapes were grown in the famous "Loire Chateaux" region in Touraine and have the potential to give Attitude lovely fruit aromas and freshness on the palate. The minerality is pronounced enough to give the wine a long finish with the finesse and elegance which characterize Pascal Jolivet wines.

Tasting Notes: Color: brilliant, pale straw gold with a translucent rim. Nose:fresh, clean and youthful with delicate nuances of lime, grapefruit, green apple and kiwi. Palate:soft entry leading to a polished, supple texture with gentle, well integrated acidity; medium bodied with lingering citrus-apple aromatic notes in the finish. Very true to Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc, Attitude is fresh, stylish and very easy to drink by itself or with cold shellfish; delicate seafood such as crab, cod or sole; subtle preparations of chicken breasts or veal.

Food Match: sushi, shellfish, crab, chicken, Asian cuisine.

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About Pascal Jolivet:

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 nature make the wine as much as possible, and seeks to tame the more aggressive qualities of the Sauvignon Blanc variety. His wines show the benefits of stainless steel vatting with naturally occurring yeasts. They are fermented cool rather than cold and are left of their lees for four to six months, gaining subtle but complex aromas as a result.

The Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume both originate from the Jolivet estate. The Sancerre is a composite of the three soil types in the district: calcareous clay, limestone, and flint. It is more flowery and subtle than many of its type. Pouilly-Fume, from the opposite bank of the Loire, comes from a large diversity of glacial soils and is normally more austere and minerally.