Pascal Jolivet Sancerre 2008

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Pascal Jolivet
France (Франция) 
Loire Valley
Sauvignon Blanc (Совиньон Блан)
€ 25.56  
Added by rms
29 Apr 2010

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The wine comes from three vineyards: "Les Caillottes", a very chalky soil, situated at Bué en Sancerre, representing 50 % of the blend; "Les Terres Blanches", the highest hill to the west, with a basis soil of argilo-calcaires, representing 30% of the blend; and "Silex", to the east, where the soil is much stoner and rich in silex, representing 20% of the blend.

Pale, whitish straw in color. The nose is very fresh, very clean with notes of lime peel, green herbs, black currant; typical, not aggressive. 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, well balanced. The different origin of soils express fully their differences and their similarities. Slow evolution, very typical Sancerre.
critical acclaim:

"Classic flavors of pear, guava and lime are enlivened by brisk acidity and a pungent flintiness, demonstrating a delicate harmony of components and a fine, silky texture."

91 Points

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How to drink it
Food: Antipasto, Asparagus, Carpaccio (Tuna), Chicken Salad, Cold Meats, Crab, Curry (Fish or Chicken), Lobster, Mussels, Nuts, Olives, Oysters (Raw), Pasta Salad, Pasta with Shellfish, Pasta with Vegetables, Red Snapper, Salmon, Sashimi, Scallops, Seafood, crustacean, fish and goats’ cheese, Shrimp, Smoked Fish (Trout, Herring), Sushi, Swordfish, Thai, Tuna
Cheese: Blue Castello, Goat Cheese, Gruyere, Sharp Cheddar
Temperature: 12 °C
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The color of wine comes from the skin of the grapes. The juice that comes from nearly every variety of grape when pressed is white or clear. This is true of red grapes as well as white wines. The color or pigments of red grapes are found in the skins of the grapes. In order to make a red wine from ...
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06 May 2010