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de Ladoucette Pouilly-Fume 750ML 2012
Sku: 74980
The ultimate in Pouilly-Fume, Ladoucette has been consistently awarded top honors for this classic French Sauvignon Blanc, and deserves them. Rich, intense and complex with wonderful fruit flavo ...more
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Country: France
Region: Loire
Sub-Region: Central Vineyards
Appellation: Pouilly Fume
Grape Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Type: Still wine
Reg. $35.99
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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.

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The ultimate in Pouilly-Fume, Ladoucette has been consistently awarded top honors for this classic French Sauvignon Blanc, and deserves them. Rich, intense and complex with wonderful fruit flavors. This is the perfect fish and poultry wine. "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... " - Parker
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.

Food pairing
Pair with Oysters, shrimp, seafood sald, grilled fish and poultry and summer fruit salads.

Producer
The largest and most famous Pouilly-Fume 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 Fume 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 Fume de Ladoucette, Baron de L and Comte Lafond, are considered to be the finest examples of their type.