Didier Dagueneau, 'Silex' Pouilly-Fumé 2019
France / White

Didier Dagueneau, 'Silex' Pouilly-Fumé 2019

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Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

Minerality

One of France’s great, iconic estates, making singluar, age-worthy Sauvignon Blancs from the appellation of Pouilly-Fumé. Didier Dagueneau was one of the first in the region to experiment with single-parcel wines, starting with “En Chailloux” in 1982, and later “Pur Sang” in 1988. Vines are farmed meticulously, with an average of one full time worker per hectare, which is unheard of except at top domaines like Bize-Leroy. The cellar is pristine, very cold, and home to many cutting edge experiments like the rare hermetically-sealed glass “wine globe”.

Today, the domaine is run by fifth generation Louis-Benjamin Dagueneau, whose curiosity and drive have further soldified the domaine’s place in the upper echelon of the wine world. 

Notes from the Winemaker:

"Considered to be Dagueneau's grand cru, this bottle is still in its youth. The aromas and flavors have just barely started to peek and will benefit from decanting or few more years of aging. What a brilliant wine this is one magical wine from a top producer of Pouilly-Fume.  Sourced from low-yield, sixty-year-old vines grown on flint soils, "Silex" is consistently the most racy and mineral-driven of Dagueneau's wines. Don't get caught sleeping on this wine."

Country
France
Sub-Region
Pouilly Fumé
Region
Loire
Varieties
Sauvignon Blanc
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Flint and clay
Winemaking
Destemmed, fermented in oak barrels. Aged for 18 months in a combination of oak and stainless steel tanks.