Didier Dagueneau

Didier Dagueneau, who passed away much too early in 2008, was an exceptionally driven man with one goal in mind: to make the world's best Sauvignon Blanc.

Ahead of his time, Didier opts for low yields, the use of horses in the vineyard and a hand-picked harvest. All things that were unseen in the Loire at that time. Dageneau's wines have their own style and typical minerality.

His wines are soon noticed. The 'Buisson-Renard', 'Pur Sang' and 'Silex' cuvées are considered among the best in Pouilly-Fumé and far beyond.

A special, very rare cuvée is his 'Paradoxe'. You will find 2 bottles in our October auction: lots 2904 & 2905.
Didier made the wine from late harvested Sauvignon Blanc from the same plot as 'Silex'. A paradox arises in the extremely warm summer of 2003. The grapes harvested that year produced so much sugar that Didier bottles a sweet wine.

The nose is typically Sauvignon Blanc, but in the mouth this wine has a very unique expression, while retaining minerality.

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