Comte Lafond, Sancerre Blanc

€36.99

This is a stunning Sancerre. For that matter, it's a stunning wine full stop. Wonderfully textural and engaging, it has wonderfully up-front flavours of citrus and green apple and is possibly the best food-matching Sauvignon Blanc going.

The wines made by the Ladoucette winery have long been revered as some of the finest in the Loire (and therefore France) and in particular the central vineyards of Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé, which is their base. Developed in the 18th Century, the extraordinarily beautiful and idiosyncratic Chateau du Nozay is administrative home to the various estates that the family have purchased over the centuries. The two closest to the Chateau are also based there for wine-making purposes too, Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé.

The Comte Lafond Sancerre is named after the founder of the Chateau and estate (the Comte Lafond) and the Pouilly Fumé is named after the entrepreneur descendant of the Comte Lafond, Baron Patrick de Ladoucette. his name is given to the Pouilly Fumé de Ladoucette and their flagship cuvée, Baron de L. These wines are widely considered to be the apogee of Sauvignon Blanc in the world.

Region: Loire Valley

Country: France

Grape(s): Sauvignon Blanc

Style: Fresh, Elegant, Complex, Bright

Best food matches: Shellfish, Fine Dining

Alcohol: 12.5%

Why buy from us?

When you buy wine from The Allotment Wine Co. you're helping a small Irish company that in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers who grow the grapes and make amazing wines. We only work with partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.

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Patrick H.
Hi, I'm Chris Gifford.

And you're very welcome to The Allotment Wine Co.

When you wine from me, you're supporting a small Irish business which in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers, as well as other small, dedicated Irish wine importers.

When selecting wines, I look for partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.