2022 Ladoucette Les Deux Tours Sauvignon Blanc
Aug 2023 Selection
The 2022 Ladoucette les Duex Tours Sauvignon Blanc is a classic white wine that is supple, fruity, and aromatic with a zesty acidity on the palate.
The largest and most famous Pouilly Fumé 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. 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 Fumé de Ladoucette, Baron de L and Comte Lafond, are considered to be the finest examples of their type.
The picturesque Loire valley produces pleasant wines of just about every style. Just south of Paris, the
appellation lies along the Loire River and stretches from the Atlantic coast to the center of France. The Upper Loire valley, with a warm, continental climate, is Sauvignon Blanc country, home to the world-renowned appellations of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé.
Les Deux Tours Sauvignon Blanc is made with 100% Sauvignon grapes grown in mainly siliceous chalky soil
with scattered parcels of clay and flint. The wine is fermented at low temperatures and matured on its lees in stainless steel vats for 6 months.
The resulting wine is pale green gold in color, with a nose of lemon and white fruits. The palate is supple and
fruity and the finish is aromatic with a zesty acidity.
This classic Sauvignon Blanc pairs well with white meats, seafood, and a variety of cheeses like asiago, brie,
feta and goat cheese. It will also pair well with citrusy salad dressings.