"Smoky and a firmly reductive. Dry and really savoury on the palate. Deep, fresh-sour quince fruit on the palate. Really intense and amazingly concentrated. Fabulous, vinous, dry but almost viscous in its depth." - Jancis Robinson
Over the decades, the Dagueneaus have slowly expanded their holdings from their first 1.2-ha parcel of Sauvignon Blanc to 12 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc and some Petit Manseng. In addition to producing memorable cuvees of Pouilly-Fumé, which they refer to by its original name “Blanc Fumé de Pouilly,” they farm vineyards in Sancerre and Jurançon. Flint and clay dominate the vineyards in Pouilly, chalky limestone in Sancerre, and clay and rounded limestone in Jurançon—all lending terrific mineral intensity to the wines.