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.
Vegetal green notes with some tropical fruit and lots of minerality. High acidity but well balanced with a pleasant finish.
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.