La Cuvée de Louis, Blanc, Vin de France
Domaine Jolivet

La Cuvée de Louis, Blanc, Vin de France,



Domaine Jolivet, La Cuvée de Louis, Blanc, Vin de France, 2021

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
Domaine Jolivet, La Cuvée de Louis, Blanc, Vin de France, 2021

Bastien was pleased to report no problems with frost. The vines for the Cuvee de Louis Blanc are young vine plantings from the very top of the slope – the inclusion of Viognier precludes it from St Joseph appellation status. Incredibly vivid, fresh and linear with all the subtle, lifted floral and herbal notes of a true northern Rhône white. A delicious everyday wine. A blend of two thirds Roussanne and one third Viognier on pure granitic soils. The Viognier was picked early to limit its aromatic influence. The finished wine is all on the light, digest side. Raised in used oak and bottled after six months.



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Domaine Jolivet

Domaine Jolivet

Exciting things are happening in the Northern Rhône. Young, artisan producers with top quality terroir at their disposal are starting to sprout up everywhere. We believe that Bastien Jolivet, our latest discovery, is one of the most thrilling of this talented crop. There are 9ha of prime vineyard, located on the steep, high south-east facing granite slopes of one of the original St Joseph communes, St Jean de Muzols. Bastien’s father always worked the land and produced the crop only to sell it to the local cooperative. After travelling and working within France and abroad, Bastien finally returned home to the family domaine in 2014, his first vintage. Intelligent and passionate about what he does, Bastien is already making startlingly brilliant wines that mix precision and energy with authenticity and character. The winemaking is thoughtful, light-handed and adaptive. A percentage of whole bunches are employed during vinification depending on the plot, vine age and vintage. For young vines grapes are de-stalked. Ageing is for 14-16 months in a mixture of barriques and larger demi-muids, of which rarely more than 10-15% are new. A great domaine of the future.

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