Le Piton by Pascal Jolivet Sancerre 2019
Le Piton Sancerre has a subtle scent of ripe lemon, notes of Jasmine flowers and iodine. The aroma is intense, straightforward and vibrant, filled with white stone fruits. This Sauvignon Blanc is structured and elegant, it smooth and has a smokey finish.
From vines more than 30 years old, in biological transition. The team believe in respecting the terroir to let it express itself in the best way possible. Each of the grapes is sorted and selected at the harvest and in the cellar at the reception. The gravity cellar makes it possible to produce wines with the utmost respect for our grapes.
Slow and light pressing to optimize the purity of the fruit. The flint and clay-limestones soils are vinified separately with natural yeasts, then leaving the wines to mature on fine lees for 9 months in order to bring all the complexity of our terroirs and create balance.
Traces of the existence of the vines can be found in Sancerre as early as the 6th century. The Sancerre fault, which is a geological accident, is a miracle of nature on this land of just under 3,000 hectares which is divided into three parts: the white land , consisting of thick layers of predominant marls separated by limestone banks, dating from the Jurassic (146 million years), the “caillottes” , very stony rocks and also the oldest of the terroir (150 million years), and the argilo-siliceous lands , the youngest of the terroir, whose layers are also the thin ones. These geological features make Sancerre a unique and particularly sought-after terroir.
We love ourselves a good Sauvignon Blanc but adore unusual whites made with indigenous grapes too! Check out Baia’s Wine Krakhuna White 2020.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
– 92 Points