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.
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.