2018 Didier Dagueneau Silex (750ml) Pre-Arrival15 0 0 1
Dagueneau is one of France's great, iconic estates making singluar, age-worthy Sauvignon Blancs from the appellation of Pouilly-Fumé. Vines are farmed meticulously with an average of one full-time worker per hectare - unheard of except at top domaines like Bize-Leroy in Burgundy. The cellar is pristine, very cold, and home to many cutting edge experiments like the rare hermetically-sealed glass "wine globe". Today, the domaine is run by fifth generation Louis-Benjamin Dagueneau, whose curiosity and drive have further solidified the domain's place in the upper echelon of the wine world.
The Silex comes from different parcels of 50+ year-old vines, entirely from the butte and only from parcels with high levels of silex. Like the Pur Sang, it is vinifed and aged in new oak barrels built to domaine's specifications. Silex is a rich and powerful wine with great age-worthiness.