Few winemakers in history have been as brazen, roguish and renegade as Didier Dagueneau. This once-professional motorcycle sidecar racer was just the right kind of rebel, fusing modern winemaking with ultra-traditional vineyard management to realize the ultimate expression of terroir. Since a plane crash stole this force of nature from the wine world, his children have stepped up to fill the void masterfully. Today, these highly-allocated wines are considered the Holy Grail of Pouilly Fume. The Sauvignon Blanc is a unique beauty that hits the highest level of precision, balance and complexity. We feel like we won the lottery with our allocation this year, but it won’t last forever – call for a taste of something truly special!
A round, mouth-filling, textured 2018 Blanc etc. offers almond croissant, sweet apple and nectarine flavors. Full in body, the 2018 presents a sense of weight, fine texture, a line of delightful acidity and a lengthy, savory finish. From the Pouilly-Fumé appellation but now labeled as Vin de France, this wine was known as Blanc de Pouilly-Fumé until 2017. It's already drinking well now but has plentiful concentration and structure to continue for the medium term.