Blanc Etc., Vin de France, Didier Dagueneau

Blanc Etc., Vin de France, Didier Dagueneau - 2019

Item # 34179 750mL

Simply the best Pouilly-Fumé produced. This is the top cuvée from legendary grower Didier Dagueneau. Fantastic concentration and complexity due to Dagueneau's meticulous sorting of grapes for ultimate ripeness. The wine is known for its unique ability to express the inherent smokiness of the flint or "Silex" soil of Pouilly-Fumé. Dagueneau is a rebel who is renowned for his desire to adhere to the traditional methods of the region and to make his wines as expressive of terroir as they can be. Dagueneau began making wine in 1982 but his wines are thought to have come into their own a few years later when he began aging in old oak barrels. He is opposed to malolactic fermentation in all vintages.

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Item Notes

  • Limited Production: Only 1 bottle(s) per customer

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Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.

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About the Producer

St. Andelain, Nièvre Loire Valley, France Didier Dagueneau, a fourth generation winemaker in the small village of St. Andelain in Pouilly-Fumé, was always know to be daring. He left his pastoral home town at a young age to become a motorcycle side car racer on the international circuit between 1978 and 1982. He, as well, competed as a dog sled racer during the winter months. Didier, upon...

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