Pascal Jolivet Sauvage 2019

Balance, freshness, precision - the Pascal Jolivet style
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Primary Notes: Cherry Raspberry Clove Hibiscus

Secondary Notes:

Tertiary Notes: Mushroom

Body: Medium -

Dryness: Very Dry

Acidity: High

Tannin: Light

Alcohol (%): 12.5%

Origin: Sancerre, Loire Valley, France

Maker: Pascal Jolivet

Grape: Sauvignon Blanc

Fermentation: Organic, Biodynamic, Natural, Vegan Heavy Wood

Awards: >90 pts


Serving Temperature: Best served between 11–12 degrees.

Asian Food Pairing: Samgyetang, xiaolongbao

Western Food Pairing: Pair with feta cheese & salad, garlic butter shrimp


Pascal Jolivet Sauvage 2018

Sauvage - a French term for "wild" or "natural". A simple word but can have 3 meaning when it comes to wine.

1) it can mean that the tasting note is earthy and gamy

2) it might reference a wine that was fermented with wild or indigenous yeasts

3) no dosage has been added to a sparkling wine, making it even drier than a brut

While this Pascal Jolivet Sauvage is no sparkling wine, it is still aptly named as it is matured on fine lees for 12 months in thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks and is neither filtration nor cold passage before bottling.

Sauvage is issued from a careful selection of parcels out of 2 hectares (fives acres) of limestone located in the Champtin hamlet and Bué-en-Sancerre. Those old vines, managed under an organic viticulture process produce exceptional grapes and extremely pure and concentrated juice.

This wine is stamped by its great freshness, vividness, complexity and a saline final. Pour the wine into a carafe to let it expand its rich aromas.
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 Sauvage is sourced from old vines planted in a 2ha vineyard on limestone soils. The terroir and vine age combine to give a concentrated wine, which is lees-aged for a year in stainless steel tanks. It's a distinctive and textural expression of Sancerre, less aromatic than the typical character of the appellation, with a wild yeastiness overlaying the varietal Sauvignon Blanc character and acidity. This was a very ripe vintage and this has weight and power.