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Pascal Jolivet Sancerre 2019

Sancerre, Upper Loire, Loire, FranceFounded in 1987, Pascal Jolivet owns 70ha in the Loire, 45 of which are in Sancerre. This, Pascal Jolivet's 'signature Sancerre' is a specific blend of their Sancerre terroirs: 50% limestone, 30% limestone clay, and 20% flint. Each terroir is native fermented and vinified separately in stainless tank with up to 6 months on fine lees before blending. It's interesting to understand the parts here: Limestone brings minerality and finesse; Limestone clay enhances fruit and richness; flint provides structure and minerality. This certainly transcends grape, and is a harmony of place. This organic wine hums along the tightly wound palate with white grapefruit, green apple, fennel, and a fine slick of lees. Throughout is a potent stony note, drawing this to a lengthy, subtly flinty finish. Classic, pure, and bright, this drinks beautifully now and will continue in your cellar.Tasted: 22 October 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 38.00 private wine shops Producer: Pascal JolivetDistributors: Halpern
Grape: Sauvignon BlancCSPC: 528687UPC: 3490960190106