Ladoucette Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc

Touraine, France

Vintage:2015 (Current)

2016 (Current) | 2017 (Pending)

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Ladoucette Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Overview

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. The vineyards are in Pouilly-Fumé Contrôlée, which includes Pouilly-Sur-Loire, Saint-Andelin and Tracy at the eastern end of the Loire Valley (including the vineyard of the Château du Nozet estate). Both clay and limestone (Kimmeridgian marnes on fossilized limestone) influence the delicate characteristics in Ladoucette Pouilly-Fume.

Winemaking

Destemming before pressing. Vinification by gravity. Eighty percent natural juices, 20 percent from pressing. Thermo-controlled fermentation at 60 degrees Fahrenheit in stainless-steel tanks for six to eight weeks, before maturing from three to six months on natural lees. The wine is blended seven to eight 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.

Tasting Notes

Pale golden-green in color. The nose develops a natural range of subtle floral and earthy green plant aromas such as acacia, ferns, peppermint and white nettles. 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.

Technical Information

Varietals: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Soil Composition: Clay and limestone (Kimmeridgian marnes on fossilized limestone)

Suggested Retail Price: $44.99