Pascal Jolivet ‘Sauvage’ Sancerre Rouge
The vineyard, of limestone-rich clay, contains old vines (50–60 years old) with very low yields (under 1.8 tons per acre). Traditional fermentation, 100% destemmed, with natural yeasts under controlled temperature, with three weeks of skin contact. The wine is barrique aged for one year before being bottled without filtration.
Sauvage expresses the fruity and lightly spicy character of Pinot Noir when grown in Sancerre. In the mouth, the wine is full, concentrated and has great finesse. The wine is elegant, and subtle on the nose, medium bodied and fairly rich on the palate with many layers of mouth watering fruit leading to a racy finish, all while retaining elegance and finesse.
Crafted from organically-grown grapes
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Pascal Jolivet – founded in 1987, is one of the Superstars of the Loire Valley in Central France. Based in Sancerre, the domaine now owns over 120 acres of prime vineyards spread across the appellations of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume – producing superb pure and deeply aromatic wines, from Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir grapes.
The wine style is the result of a meticulous work based on gravity, from collecting grapes at harvest to vinification to bottling. The combination of the various terroirs: limestone, clay and flint. 100 % indigenous yeasts and slow fermentations confer unique finesse and minerality with an extremely well-integrated acidity.
Pinot Noir & blends