Meeting with Pascal Jolivet
Over the years, Pascal has developed his own much recognizable pure and elegant style of wines. Pascal practices a "bio vinification" winemaking, which, in viticultural terms, views the farm as a cohesive, interconnected living system; such pratices extend from the vineyard to the careful handling of the fruit postharvest in the winery. In Jolivet's winery following harvest, vinification begins with light must settling followed by juice fermentation with indigenous yeasts; next maturation on lees is fundamental for the concentration and the complexity of all Jolivet wines. The process is extremely natural and the slow fermentations nourish and sustainably stabilise the wines using very low levels of sulphur.
"A bright expression of the fruit, a lively acidity and mineral undertones. The wines are easily approachable, yet show a distinctive touch and sens of origin". James Suckling.
"Pascal Jolivet is one of the most ambitious producers of Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé. I was very impressed by the individuality and quality of the single-vineyard wines" Jancis Robinson.
Balance, freshness and precision: the Pascal Jolivet style
When the terroir, the know-how and the patience reveal and sublimate the complexities of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.
"Talent and taste are not enough, only style counts" P. Cardin