2016 Sauvignon Blanc (Pouilly-Fume)Serge Dagueneau and Fils
This branch of the Dagueneau family headed by father Serge own 17 hectares of old vineyards across several of the prime sites of the appellation based in Saint Andelain. Now run by daughter Valerie who is a cousin of Didier, their father Serge helps with vineyard work leaving winemaking to the youngest daughter Valerie. While the calcareous soil in the vineyards give the wines ample structure and the ability to age for ve or more years, the vineyards of Poiully Fume typically have more clay and depth than the poorer more chalky soils of neighbouring Sancerre. This is particularly so in the prime area of Saint Andelain where most of the families vineyard holding are located. This results in wine’s showing a clarity and intensity of varietal sauvignon blanc avour with more texture and generosity which gives the wine immediate appeal while also enabling them to age for 5 to 10 years as the wines take on a slightly honeyed richness more reminis- cent of Burgundy origins.
“..an excellent bottle, offering up a refined and utterly classic nose of sweet grapefruit, orange, flinty soil tones, cut grass, green apple and just a hint of pepper. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, complex and zesty, with a vibrant core of fruit, lovely soil signature and fine cut and grip on the long and bouncy finish. Just a classic bottle of fine Pouilly-Fumé. 2013-2018. 92.” John Gilman View from the Cellar June 2013
Loire Valley, France