Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Pascal Jolivet Sancerre 2010

(I do not like the new google blogger interface... it's cumbersome, and tries to "fix" that which was not broken)

Last Saturday night, for Dr Desert Flower's 32nd birthday, we went ot one of her favorite restaurants, Elements, at The Sanctuary, on the north side of Camelback Mountain.  The service was awesome, the food delicious, and the wine...  ahhh..  the wine.... superb.

DDF had the "butter fish" (aka escolar - don't eat too much of it!).  I had the duck.  White wine was appropriate.  Element's wine list had this wonderful Sancerre on it, in both 1/2 bottle sizes and full bottles.  Since we had symphony tickets for later that evening, I chose the demi bottle from the Loire Valley. Mmmmm. 

We sipped the wine with dinner as the sun set over Paradise Valley AZ, through salads and main courses.   It was gone by desert. 

Pascal Jolivet's winery is only 49.50 acres in Sancerre, near the villages of Bue & Verdigny France.  100% Sauvignon Blanc, grown in 50% limestone, 30% chalky clay, and 20% flint (it had a very descriptive label).   Imported by Frederick Wildman & Sins, NY NY.  If you're looking for a delicious white and you spot Pascal Jolivet on the wine list, it's truly worth it.

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