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Ladoucette Comte Lafond, historical photo, and Château du Nozet
Ladoucette Comte Lafond, historical photo, and Château du Nozet

History

Ladoucette | Pouilly-Fumé

The largest and most famous Pouilly-Fumé vineyards have been in the hands of the Comte Lafond and Ladoucette families since the end of the 18th century.

In 1972, Baron Patrick de Ladoucette took over the vineyards and began a series of investments to increase their diversity and importance. In 1975, he created a private reserve of Pouilly-Fumé, the Baron de L.Bottled in a replica of a heavy 18th century bottle, it was the first private reserve for a white wine.

Comte Lafond | Sancerre

Baron Patrick de Ladoucette is a direct descendant of the Comte Lafond, who purchased the estate and château from the illegitimate daughter of the French king, Louis XV.

In 1972, the Baron took over the estate and began a series of investments to increase the importance and diversity of his vineyards.

Les Deux Tours | Touraine

Les Deux Tours (The Two Towers) was released in 2006 by the Baron de Ladoucette, one of the most important producers in France’s Loire Valley. The wine originates from a terroir known as the “Valley of the Kings,” located along the Loire River.

Les Deux Tours is produced at the Marc Brédif winery in Vouvray, which has been under the Ladoucette ownership since 1980. With its majestic cellars in the heart of the Touraine, Marc Brédif has been one of the most famous Vouvray and Chinon houses since 1893.

Directors

Baron Patrick de Ladoucette is the largest landowner in Pouilly-Fumé. For over 40 years, he has taken his activities beyond Pouilly-Fumé to include Sancerre, Vouvray and Chablis. Baron Patrick’s philosophy and policy is to bring out the quintessence in the wines from well-defined vineyards.

Baron Patrick de Ladoucette was the first person to introduce Pouilly-Fumé to the American market.

Winemaker

Jean-Francois Marchalot, Marc Brédif ’s winemaker, produces Les Deux Tours Sauvignon Blanc.