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Pascal Jolivet Pouilly-Fume 2014 750ml

Rated 93 - This shows incredible stony, flinty and steely character. Lemon rind and apples. Full-bodied, round yet fresh the same time. Long...
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Pascal Jolivet Pouilly-Fume Terres Blanches 2014 750ml

Rated 92 - A subtle and fruity wine with lemon, mineral and hints of flower stem. Full-bodied, round and fruity with a wonderful acidity. Contrasty...
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Pascal Jolivet Sancerre 2014 750ml

Rated 91 - A fresh and steely white with apple, pear and mineral. Full body, bright acidity and a long tropical, pineapple and green apple...
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Pascal Jolivet Sancerre Les Caillottes 2014 750ml

Rated 93 - Very stony with chalk and salty undertones to the lemon and white peach character. Crush seaweed too. Full body, bright acidity and a...

Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Within France, the one region most closely associated with fine white and rosé wines is surely the Loire Valley. With over eight controlled appellations, and a relatively large expanse of land covering this wide valley, the Loire Valley is an ideal location for wineries wishing to produce large quantities of excellent quality vines for their wine production. Indeed, this region has been associated with excellent white wines for over a thousand years, with it once being the favorite wine region for the crowned heads of England, France and beyond. Today, it produces a wide range of white wines, and several rosé and red varieties also. It is also widely celebrated for being home to some of France's most lively and fruity sparkling crémant wines, which more than match those produced in nearby Champagne.
The green skinned grapes of the Sauvignon Blanc varietal had their origins in Southern France, where they are still widely grown and used for many of the excellent young and aged white wines the region is famous for. Today, however, they are grown in almost every wine producing country in the world, and are widely revered for their fresh and grassy flavors, full of tropical notes and refreshing, zesty character. Sauvignon Blanc grapes thrive best in moderate climates, and ripen relatively early in the year. This has made them a favorite for many wineries in the New World, where they can still produce healthy and high yields in the earlier part of the summer before the temperatures become too hot. Too much heat has a massively adverse effect on Sauvignon Blanc, as the grapes become dull in their flavor, and the wine produced from them loses all its unique character and high points. As such, Sauvignon Blanc farmers have had a lot of trouble from global warming and climate change, as they are being forced to harvest their crops increasingly earlier in the year when it is cool enough to do so.