de La DoucetteFrance/ Loire Valley
One person has influenced much of the current wine reputation of France’s Loire Valley: Patrick de Ladoucette. Having taken over his family’s wine operations in 1972 at the young age of twenty, Baron de Ladoucette’s energy and vision have helped to elevate the quality and prestige of Pouilly-Fumé, Sancerre and Vouvray, worldwide. The company owns over 200 acres of prime vineyards in these appellations and, in addition, contracts fruit from growers that meet the Baron’s strict criterions. This combination helps de Ladoucette meet the great demand for his wines, and makes him one of the most influential winemakers in the Loire Valley.The key to any de Ladoucette wine is quality – in the vineyard, the winery and the bottle.