The fabulous Pascal Jolivet Sancerre 2013

    …I love this wine. It’s from a relatively cool vintage, and it has a brilliant tension to it. Starting off with a small negociant business in the 1980s, Pascal Jolivet began buying vineyards in the early 1990s. Now he has 65 hectares (42 ha in Sancerre, 8 ha in Pouilly Fume and 15 ha in Touraine). This wine blends terroirs: 50% limeston, 30% chalky…

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    Three lovely wines: Rousseau, Dujac and Cotat

    …, and the way we interrogate the wine will change. Presentation order artefacts will be ironed out. And we’ll have been eating, with the flavours of food bringing out different aspects of the wine. And to begin looking at the wine blind helps too: it removes some prejudice. Francois Cotat La Grande Cote 1996 Sancerre, France This is atypical for Sancerre…

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    New in. . . .the Loire

    …One of the joys of focusing on one region is getting to know the stars and keeping tabs on how their domaines develop, and of course returning year after year to taste and report on the latest vintages. It will probably come as no surprise to many that I enjoy getting back to the Loire…

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