In the heart of the Bordeaux vineyards, the small village of Soussac stands on the slopes of the Butte de Launay, the highest point in the region. It is here that four generations of the Jolivet family have looked after their vines. Domaine de Saint Florin once saw pilgrims passing on their way to Compostella, but the current building is in the purest 19th-century regional style.
In 1981, Mr and Mme Jolivet took over the destiny of the 27-hectare family estate. Over the years, they have modernised and extended it, while remaining true to their fundamental principle: working their craft with the greatest care. This passion for their profession means taking personal control over all the different stages, from the colour change of the grapes through the winemaking process.
In 1999, they joined together with neighbouring winegrowers to build a waste-water treatment plant and contribute to protecting the natural environment that is so dear to them.
Today, Mr and Mme Jolivet make a Bordeaux red and a Bordeaux white which are truly worthy of the terroir of Bordeaux.
Bordeaux Blanc 2015, Vignobles Jolivet in Soussac
90 points Decanter Magazine (July 2015)
This wine boasts a magnificently golden straw-yellow colour and a bouquet of peaches and crème de cassis highlighted by floral hints of acacia blossom. This Bordeaux white offers a whole host of gourmetsensation, making a deliciously fleshy impression on the palate with crisp grape flavours and all the vivacious qualities of the Sauvignon variety. Has been selected by the Head Sommelier of The Goring.
After its lovely crimson-ruby colour with raspberry tints, Chateau Haut Peyruguet red reveals a nice powerful bouquet of red fruit scents with hints of flower, spice and mildish mint. On the palate, it is fleshly, rounded and fruity with fine, mature tannins and a lovely fresh finish. Has been selected by the Head Sommelier of La Trompette, The Goring and Swan Hotel.