About The Wine
The Pur Sang is one of the star cuveés in the Dagueneau line up.
This vineyard, La Folie, was thought to be a folly of Didier Dagueneau's when he first purchased the property over thirty years ago. No vines, just large boulders covered the slope five kilometres north of Saint-Andélain.
The man's insticts once again proved to be otherworldly. The combination of flint and clay in the soils coupled with the incredible high-density plantings that Dagueneau set in place has seen this special site since become renowned as once of the greatest vineyards in all of the Pouilly Fume designation.
This epitomises the barrel-fermented Sauvignon style. Pur Sang is opulent, focused and deeply concentrated and will need time in the cellar to fully reveal all of its beauty.
About Domaine Didier Dagueneau
Was there ever a more mythical iconoclastic figure in the world of wine than the late, great Didier Dagueneau?
A professional motorcycle racer in a former life, Dagueneau took the village of Saint Andelain like a hurricane in 1982. As an untrained hand in growing grapes or making wine, he set about crafting what are now considered the most intense, chiselled and now, sought-after Sauvignon Blancs on the planet.
His wines gained notoriety for their piercing minerality, mind-warping length and kaleidoscopic complexity. They transcended the varietal characters of Sauvignon Blanc, mature majestically and have reframed for many the potential for the variety to convey terroir with the utmost transparency. The term 'cult figure' doesn't really do him justice.
Sadly, he passed away in 2008 but his son Louis-Benjamin and daughter Charlotte have continued their father's exacting standards and the wines continue to redefine the possibilities for Sauvignon Blanc's potential to make some of the world's greatest white wines.