Ladoucette Pouilly Fume Controlee
|Region||Pouilly-Fumé Contrôlée, France|
Purchased by the Comte Lafond, an ancestor of the current owner, Baron Patrick de Ladoucette, Château du Nozet and its surrounding vineyards have a reputation for producing the finest Pouilly-Fumé.
Soil: Clay and limestone (Kimmeridgian marnes on fossilized limestone).
Variety: Souvignon Blanc
Origin: SPouilly-Fumé Contrôlée, France
Aging: 2 months in stainless steel tanks
Colour: Pale golden-green.
Aroma:a natural range of subtle floral and earthy green plant aromas such as acacia, ferns, peppermint and white nettles.
Palate: Notes of stony minerals and lemon give the wine a beautiful structure balanced by a fruity roundness, with a finish marked by hints of citrus fruits.
The largest and most famous Pouilly-Fumé vineyards have been in the hands of the Comte Lafond and Ladoucette families since 1787 when the Comte Lafond purchased the estate from the illegitimate daughter of the French king, Louis XV.
The estate is now owned by Baron Patrick de Ladoucette, a descendant of the Comte Lafond, and Pouilly Fumé has earned a reputation as one of the world’s great white wines.
After taking over Ladoucette in 1972, the Baron extended his activities to Sancerre, Chablis, Vouvray and Chinon.
Today, the Baron produces outstanding Loire Valley wines under the de Ladoucette, Marc Bredif, La Poussie, Regnard and Baron Patrick labels. Many of the wines, including the Pouilly Fumé de Ladoucette, Baron de L and Comte Lafond, are considered to be the finest examples of their type.