The white exception

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Bottles aging in the cellar. Exception Blanc 2004. Domaine Pascal Jolivet, Sancerre, Loire, France


Domaine Maison Pascal Jolivet, Sancerre, Loire, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine.

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Domaine Maison Pascal Jolivet is arelatively recent winery in the upper Loire Valley. It is located just below the hilltop village of Sancerre. From for example the Hotel Panorama in the village (or another viewpoint looking towards Chavignol) you can see the winery buildings on the plain below. It was founded in 1987 by Pascal Jolivet. Since then it has accumulated more than 28 hectares of vineyards.

The vineyards are mainly located in the Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé appellations. The house is also a négociant and buys grapes to satisfy the demand from its customers. The dominant grape variety is sauvignon blanc, the white grape making racy, steely and aromatic white wines. They also make some red wines from the pinot noir grape variety. the objective is to bring out as much freshness and aromas as possible. The vinification is very ‘clean’ with fermentation in stainless steel vats, with a long and slow fermentation, using natural yeast, keeping temperatures low, sometimes aging the wines for some time on their lees.

This is a very dedicated and determined wine grower that has succeeded in carving a place among the classic Sancerre (and Pouilly) producers in quite a short time.

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