Domaine Pascal Jolivet is a wine producer located in the Loire Valley, France. The domaine is known for showcasing the different characteristics of terroir in the Loire via a hands-off winemaking approach and single-appellation Sauvignon Blanc bottlings.
The domaine owns 42 hectares (103.8 acres) in Sancerre, with 8ha (19.8 acres) in Pouilly-Fumé, and 15ha (37.1 acres) in Touraine. These 65ha (160 acres) make up 50 percent of production, while the rest comes from purchased grapes or grape juice. The grapes – mostly Sauvignon Blanc and some Pinot Noir – are typically hand-harvested and vinified separately according to their origin to allow for terroir expression. The Sancerre grapes come from limestone, flint, and clay soils, while the Pouilly-Fumé grapes originate from a large diversity of Ice Age subsoil.
This is a well-balanced wine that has a very pale yellow colour, and a slightly smoky nose with some flowery notes. There is a nice balance of minerality and citrus, with a medium length finish.
White flowers, sweet apples and some honey on the nose. Very aromatic and enjoyable aromas out of the bottle. The palate is elegant and sophisticated, with a nice blend of ripe stone fruits.
Pear, stone fruit, lemon and some honey. Very fresh, crisp acidity, amazing richness and complex minerality.
Light red with a nice aroma of sea breeze and fruits. Low in tannins, dry medium acidity, light bodied and a refreshing finish.
Attitude has a beautiful freshness in mouth, a frank attack, delicate green and lemon flavours, citrus fruits, green apple and kiwi aromas. The minerality gives a long finish to the wine, a smoothness and elegance.