Pale golden-green color. Considerable intensity on the nose. . It has an exceptional full range of floral, exotic
and citrus fruit aromas such as white blossoms, hawthorn, white nettles and grapefruit. These notes are
enhanced and strengthened by the moneral note of gunflint. The flavor is pleasant and lively, tempered by
a fruity roundness with notes ofpear, green apples and citrus fruits.
Wine Advocate 89 points - Sourced from their Chateau du Nozet and in three famous adjacent communes (Pouilly, St Andelain and Tracy); and like all of Ladoucette’s wines, matured entirely in tank, their flagship 2009 Pouilly-Fume is very obviously a product of its ripe vintage. Juicy grapefruit takes on an aura of its candied rind; pineapple near the core bites, but is mingled with a hint of caramel; and there is a subtle sense of creaminess against which the stony mineral cast and fruit skin tartness stand out in stark relief. The bitter side of green herbs and citrus zest extends the finish, albeit in a rather opaque and not especially juicy or refreshing manner. This is impressive in its big-boned (albeit alcoholically moderate) manner. It might well “live” for the better part of a decade – as have so many of its predecessors, including those from unusually ripe vintages – but I do not envision time being on its side and would be inclined to polish off bottles over the next 2-3 years. ” (Jun 2012)
In 1787, The Comte Lafond purchased the pargest wine estate in Pouilly-Fume from the illegitimate
daughter of the French King, Louis XV. The estate is now owned and run by Bron Patrick de Ladoucette,
a descendant of the Comte Lafond, and its vineyards are the largest and most famous in Pouilly-Fume.
|Wine maker notes
|Destemmed, vinified by gravity. 80% natural juices, 20% by pressing. Thermo-controlled fermentation in
stainless steel tanks for 3 to 6 months on natural lees. The wine is assemled 7 to 8 months after harvesting
and stored in glass-tiled tanks. No wood is used in the vinification process in order to preserve the freshness
and full flavor of the Sauvignon Blanc grape.
|Pair with Oysters, shrimp, seafood sald, grilled fish and poultry and summer fruit salads.