Producer: Domaine Didier Dagueneau
Didier Dagueneau is the fourth generation of winemakers in the small village of St. Andelain in Loire valley. He created a cult following for his Sauvignon Blanc in the Pouilly-Fume appellation. In 2008, his children took over the 11 hectares vineyard. His son Benjamin oversees the winemaking and his daughter Charlotte takes care of the running of the business. The Dagueneau family makes limited quantities of wine from their small plots of land, with a reputation of making some of the best Sauvignon Blanc in the world.
Tasting Notes: The nose of Mont Damne 2018 has notes of white peach oil, lime, fresh walnuts, with hints of chalk dust. A bouquet full of promise which continues to become more complex upon contact with oxygen. The palate is infused with an exquisite sweet and saline flavour of powdered lobster shells, gunflint, white currant, peat and crushed rock. The taste diversity is striking, the mineral and salty elements strike the nut oil and the ripe fruit, giving it a tasty and frankly persistent length.
Region: Loire Valley
Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol percentage: 13.5%