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: Sourced from a south-facing single vineyard on flint and clay over chalk, the 2018 Pur Sang is all white flowers and spiced apple pastry. Seemingly effortless and silken, its Sauvignon edges rounded out in barrels. It offers excellent concentration on the mid-palate, a line of acidity acting like a thread and holding the core together like a ball. Delectably textured, with a hint of tannic sensation holding the mouth gently on a lengthy conclusion that's drawn-out and precise. A complex, multifaceted wine. Best After 2022
Region: Loire Valley
Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol percentage: 13.5%