2015 Didier Dagueneau Pouilly-Fume Silex, Loire, France by DFV Fine Wines
Producer - Didier Dagueneau
Region/Appellation - Pouilly-Fume Country Hierarchy Upper Loire, Loire, France
Grape/Blend - Sauvignon Blanc
Food Suggestion - Meaty and Oily Fish
Wine Style - White - Green and Flinty
Alcohol Content - 12.5 - 14.2%
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Didier Dagueneau started his eponymous domaine in 1982 in the commune of Saint-Andelain in Pouilly-Fumé, an appellation in the Loire Valley that makes dry white wines from Sauvignon Blanc.
Dagueneau came from a family with multi-generational ties to winemaking, and was related to Serge Dagueneau of Domaine Serge Dagueneau and Filles. Despite this, he did not pursue winemaking, instead opting to race motorcycles. After a succession of crashes, he retired from racing and returned to the Loire to make wine under his own label. He became the enfant terrible of Pouilly-Fumé by heavily and publicly criticizing the practices of his winemaking neighbors, at a time when the region was associated with high yields and accusations of vintage blending.
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