Pascal Jolivet started life as a negociant in 1982. By sheer quality of his wines his reputation grew and now he has 28 hectare of vineyards across Pouilly Fume and Sancerre.
I’ve always been a fan of this Pouilly Fume. Sourced from the three main terroirs of Pouilly it gives a great overview of what the region as a whole offers. Crisp, clean, refreshing. Tropical fruits, lemons and tangerine, a hint of white flowers. The palate is a light, clean affair with plenty of zesty acid and it is very long. Hints of chalky flavours and tannin is evident here too. This is a great aperitif style Pouilly that would also complement seafood, goats cheese or other lighter dishes.
Sauvignon Blanc – Hero to many, weed to many more. Sauvignon Blanc sure does divide people. The pure expression of Sauvignon fruit is a stunning and exuberant array of tropical fruits with ripe herbs and plant material. It excels in the chalk, clay and sand of the Loire as well as the wonderful vineyards in Bordeaux for dry white and Sauternes production where Semillon curbs its outgoing nature.
Pouilly Fume – Situated 200km South of Paris, Pouilly Fume is on the East bank of the Loire River and offers a pure expression of Sauvignon Blanc. It is often overlooked for its bigger neighbour Sancerre but with a bit of searching you can uncover a treasure trove of beautiful wines from Pouilly.