Pascal Jolivet

The house of Pascal Jolivet was founded in 1987 and is one of the most dynamic domaines in France's Loire Valley. Based in Sancerre, the domaine now owns over 120 acres of prime vineyards spread across the appellations of Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé. The domaine supplements the estate holdings with additional fruit sourced from some of the prime terroirs of the region including "Les Caillotes", "Le Chêne Marchand" and "Le Clos du Roy" amongst others.

Pascal Jolivet is a firm believer in natural winemaking, and practices environmentally friendly techniques in both the vineyard and the cellar. "I do a kind of biodynamic vinification that takes time, but results in wines you can drink and enjoy without fatigue. My wines have finesse, elegance, and purity, with clean aromas and flavors. There is a paradox in the winery, because I use technology, but only to control the fermentation, not to interfere. I make natural wines that are easy to drink, not 'technical wines' that are heavy and don't go with food. I have a strong philosophy that our wine is a beverage meant to compliment food. We follow our own logical approach to respect the grapes and make Sauvignon Blanc wines that are lovely, fruity

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Pascal Jolivet 'Attitude' Sauvignon Blanc 2017
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“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." ~winery notes  Very pleasant with or without food, in particular with seafood,
Item Number: 28950
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Pascal Jolivet Sancerre AC 2017
“The Pascal Jolivet Sancerre is fresh, clean and screaming with racy acidity. On the palate it is fresh and tightly wound; acidity is tempered by very subtle residual sugar; very clean; alive, racy, youthful. Overall, a dry and elegant wine.”~winery notes  The "Les Caillottes" vineyard and it's

Pascal Jolivet Sancerre Rose 2017
“The Sancerre Rosé is made with 100% Pinot Noir and is a blend of direct press and "saignée" production methods. Pascal Jolivet practices a minimalist winemaking style, allowing nature to take it's course. It is produced using exclusively native yeasts, and entirely in temperature stainless steel.

Pascal Jolivet 'Attitude' Sauvignon Blanc 2016
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"The wine offers expressive floral and fruit aromas, freshness and minerality in the mouth. This is textbook Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire. Attitude Sauvignon Blanc is produced from an estate owned single vineyard within the appellation of Chevery located to the west of Sancerre." ~ winery notes

Pascal Jolivet Sancerre Rose 2016
90  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90 "Light orange-pink. Lively, mineral-accented red berry and orange zest scents and a sexy touch of honeysuckle on the nose. Juicy, nicely concentrated and sharply focused, offering vibrant cherry and blood orange flavors underscored by a vein of dusty minerality. Shows very good

Pascal Jolivet Pouilly Fume AC 2016
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92  Wine & Spirits 
Wine & Spirits 92 YEARS BEST! “Jolivet's latest release of Pouilly-Fume hits with the scent of stone striking stone. It's a tense, green wine that opens to a rich flintiness, a liquid evocation of minerals. Notes of citrus oil and roses develop as the wine sits open. Delicious if you decant it

Pascal Jolivet Sancerre AC 2016
"The 2016 Pascal Jolivet Sancerre is fresh, clean and screaming with racy acidity. On the palate it is fresh and tightly wound; acidity is tempered by very subtle residual sugar; very clean; alive, racy, youthful. Overall, a dry and elegant wine." ~winery notes

Pascal Jolivet Pouilly Fume AC 2015
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91"Focused, with a core of white peach, honeysuckle and gooseberry notes, framed judiciously by light brioche and blanched almond hints. Offers a long, focused finish. Solid. Drink now through 2019." ~J.M.

Pascal Jolivet 'Attitude' Sauvignon Blanc 2015
"Attitude Sauvignon Blanc is produced from an estate owned single vineyard within the appellation of Chevery located to the west of Sancerre. "Attitude” has a beautiful freshness in mouth, a frank attack, delicate green and lemon flavours, citrus fruits, green apple and kiwi aromas. The minerality

Pascal Jolivet Sancerre AC 2015
94  Decanter 
Wine Spectator 91 "Has a ripeness uncommon for the AOC, featuring creamy-edged melon and pear notes backed by more typical hints of gooseberry, verbena and wet straw. Shows lovely mouthfeel and length, with an echo of flint at the very end. Drink now through 2019."  Decanter 94 "The 2015 Pascal

Pascal Jolivet Sancerre Rose 2014 1.5L
88  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 88Forbes #1 "50 shades of Rose""Made from 100% pinot noir, this ros from the Loire has a special raspberry strawberry delicateness. Its juicy and fresh, with pearls of acidity and minerality." ~K.B.

Pascal Jolivet Sancerre Rose 2015
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93  Decanter 
Decanter 93Highest Score in the Top 50 Roses"The 2015 Sancerre Rose is pale salmon pink in color with a subtly nose of fresh berries.on the palate the wine is delicate and elegant with layers of herb, strawberry, and a clean, crisp finish."

Pascal Jolivet Pouilly Fume AC 2014
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93""This shows incredible stony, flinty and steely character. Lemon rind and apples. Full-bodied, round yet fresh the same time. Long finish. Drink now." ~J.S.

Pascal Jolivet 'Attitude' Sauvignon Blanc 2014
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"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 – characteristics of all of Pascal Jolivet’s wines.  Very pleasant with or without

Pascal Jolivet Sancerre Rose 2014
88  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 88"Very stylish, with bergamot, tea and white cherry notes, carried by a minerally spine through a lengthy, focused finish. Drink now." ~J.M.

Pascal Jolivet Sancerre AC 2014
91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91"A fresh and steely white with apple, pear, and mineral. Full body, bright acidity and a long tropical, pineapple, and green apple character. Drink now." ~J.S.

Pascal Jolivet 'Attitude' Sauvignon Blanc 2013
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" The 2013 Attitude Sauvignon Blanc is a brilliant, pale straw gold color with a translucent rim. The wine is fresh, clean and youthful with delicate nuances of lime, grapefruit, green apple and kiwi. On the palate it has a soft entry leading to a polished, supple texture with gentle, well

Pascal Jolivet Sancerre AC 2013
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"The 2013 Pascal Jolivet Sancerre is fresh, clean and screaming with racy acidity. On the palate it is fresh and tightly wound; acidity is tempered by very subtle residual sugar; very clean; alive, racy, youthful. Overall, a dry and elegant wine." ~Winery notes

Pascal Jolivet Sancerre AC 2012
"The 2012 Pascal Jolivet Sancerre is fresh, clean and screaming with racy acidity. On the palate it is fresh and tightly wound; acidity is tempered by very subtle residual sugar; very clean; alive, racy, youthful. Overall, a dry and elegant wine." ~winery notes  Pascal Jolivet Sancerre Blanc is

Pascal Jolivet 'Attitude' Sauvignon Blanc 2012
"The 2012 Attitude Sauvignon Blanc is a brilliant, pale straw gold color with a translucent rim. The wine is fresh, clean and youthful with delicate nuances of lime, grapefruit, green apple and kiwi. On the palate it has a soft entry leading to a polished, supple texture with gentle, well integrated

Pascal Jolivet 'Clos du Roy' Sancerre 2010
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"Crunchy and mouthwatering, with lots of lemon zest, white peach and gooseberry notes, followed by a cutting edge of flint on the finish. Drink now." ~J.M.

Pascal Jolivet Sancerre 2011
"The 2011 Pascal Jolivet Sancerre is fresh, clean and screaming with racy acidity. On the palate it is fresh and tightly wound; acidity is tempered by very subtle residual sugar; very clean; alive, racy, youthful. Overall, a dry and elegant wine." ~Winery notes

Pascal Jolivet Sancerre 'Clos du Roy' 2009
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92Very fresh, offering nice cut and drive to the lime, lemon zest, quince and gooseberry notes, all backed by a flint-tinged finish. The intensely brisk finish has a nice chalky edge. This should open more with cellaring." J.M.

Pascal Jolivet 'Attitude' Sauvignon Blanc 2011
"Very true to Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc, the wine is fresh, clean and youthful with delicate nuances of lime, grapefruit, green apple and kiwi. On the palate it has a soft entry leading to a polished, supple texture with gentle, well integrated acidity; medium bodied with lingering citrus-apple

Pascal Jolivet Sancerre 2010
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"A bony and mouthwatering style, with lots of flint framing the lime, chive and fleur de sel notes. Shows great cut on the finish." ~J.M.