2018 Pascal Jolivet Sancerre “Sauvage”
2018 Pascal Jolivet Sancerre “Sauvage” Produced from organically grown grapes and aged for 12 months on lees, this is a concentrated wine. It has rich apple and quince fruit and a layers of strong mineral texture. All these elements combine into a dense wine that is ready to drink.
Pouilly Fume to the east of the Loire river, and Sancerre to the west, each region’s terroir imparts slightly different characteristics to their respective wines. Mostly unoaked, these wines have amazing structure with perfumy notes of grapefruit and gooseberry with a slight note of honey. Wines from the Pouilly Fume tend to be a little more full-bodied than their Sancerre counterparts.
These wines pair amazingly well with nearly all kinds of seafood and salad greens with citrus or vinegar based dressings. The classic pairing of Sancerre with grilled goat cheese is quite possibly the best thing to put in one’s mouth.
Somewhat collectable, a good vintage of Upper Noire white can shelve for up to ten years; although, that could be pushing it. It is suggested you drink them in the 4-6 year age range.