Didier Dagueneau Les Monts Damnés is a biodynamic, wood-aged white wine made by Domaine Didier Dagueneau with the Sauvignon Blanc variety in the AOC Sancerre, in the Loire.
Didier Dagueneau, master of the Sauvignon Blanc variety and pioneer of biodynamic practices in Pouilly-Fumé, is the creator of world renowned smoky whites. But when he tragically died in a plane crash in 2008, his son Louis Benjamin Dagueneau took the reins of the winery, working with the same philosophy as his father.
Aside from the famous Pouilly Fumé wines made by this winery, we find this Didier Dagueneau Les Monts Damnés. A white wine that comes from a 0.5 hectare vineyard, in the heart of Sancerre, with Kimmeridgian soils, a calcareous terroir with lots of marine fossils. The vines are cultivated using biodynamic agriculture and the harvest is carried out manually when the grapes reach optimum ripeness.
In the winery, the Didier Dagueneau Les Monts Damnés grapes are pre-macerated cold, at a temperature between 3 ºC and 5 ºC. Fermentation then takes place spontaneously with native yeasts in oak barrels. Finally the wine is aged for a minimum of 12 months in foudres.
Didier Dagueneau Les Monts Damnés starts life in a dream terroir in Sancerre. This is a wood-aged white that reveals the full potential of the Sauvignon Blanc variety in the Loire Valley.