De Ladoucette, Pouilly Fumé
One of the best white wines in its appellation is always worth trying. When the appellation is one like Pouilly Fumé, you have to take notice - this is one of those wines. Absolutely clear as a bell and insanely mineral, this is fresh, complex and sensational in every sense of the word. And it's made of Sauvignon Blanc.
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.
- Fine Dining
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Loire Valley
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