Didier Dagueneau Blanc Fumé de Pouilly is a biodynamic white wine made by Didier Dagueneau with the Sauvignon Blanc variety in the AOC Pouilly Fumé, in the Loire (France).
Didier Dagueneau is one of the most important figures in the production of white wines in Pouilly Fumé. Located on the right bank of the Loire, he was a wine purist who chose to switch to biodynamic and minimal intervention methods on his 11 hectares. When he died in 2008, his son Louis Benjamin Dagueneau continued the legacy of making some of the finest white wines in the Loire and the world.
Didier Dagueneau Blanc Fumé de Pouilly comes from four different vineyards planted with 15-20 year old vines on flinty clay and limestone soils. They are cultivated using biodynamic agriculture with maximum respect for nature and very low yields. When the grapes reach optimum ripeness, they are manually harvested.
In the winery, the Didier Dagueneau Blanc Fumé de Pouilly grapes are destemmed and gently pressed, then the resulting must ferments spontaneously with native yeasts. Finally the wine is aged on lees in foudres for 12 months.
Although Didier Dagueneau Blanc Fumé de Pouilly is not one of Dagueneau’s flagship wines, it is still very pleasant. Fresh, rich and, above all, very mineral.