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Sunday, 20 December 2009

Pascal Jolivet 2008 Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé

As promised a few days ago another couple of rather overdue tasting notes from the Boutique Wineries tasting in London on 22nd September. This time a Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé from Pascal Jolivet, who started making wine in the region in 1982 and now has 28 hectares spread across Sancerre and Pouilly-sur-Loire making a range of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé, both from his own vineyards and the as much again from bought in grapes and juice.

First up a grapefruit dominated 2008 Les Griottes, Pouilly-Fumé with some weight and a typically quite austere 2008 finish. The 2008 Les Caillottes Sancerre is very clean and precise. More aromatic than the Pouilly-Fumé – grapefruit, gooseberry and a hint grassy. Overall more weight than the Pouilly-Fumé with a good mineral finish.

Both are available from Maison Marques et Domaines at around £21.80 a bottle retail.

Another report on Pascal Jolivet here – 2005 Exception Sancerre Rouge.


Jan-Tore Egge said...

Thanks for this reminder. I used to drink Jolivet's wines in the mid nineties, but they seem to have slipped from my radar as many other wines from the area have become available.

Jim's Loire said...

JT. I've rather done the same. I should go and visit him in 2010.