75cl * 13.5% ABV * Loire Valley, France
The largest and most prolific of the Pouilly-Fume vineyards have been in the hands of the Comte Lafond and Ladoucette families for over 250 years. This (made by the same winemaker as the top-flight Baron de L) has the typical intensity of Sauvignon Blanc on the nose, without being overly grassy: there is a lovely breadth of lush, floral notes, as well as exotic citrus fruits and minerality (gunflint). Lively and fruity on the palate, with notes of fresh pear, green apple and grapefruit. Superb with freshly shucked oysters or crumbly cheeses.