Serge Dagueneau & Filles
France, Loire, Pouilly-Fumé
Serge Dagueneau and his daughter, Valerie, are the uncle and cousin, respectively, of Didier Dagueneau. Valerie, now in charge of the domaine, is a proponent of harvesting at physiological ripeness. “Les Pentes,” the cuvée we select from Valerie for our classic Pouilly – a cuvée that is exclusive to us each year - is from a parcel of 55 year old vines on Kimmerdigian marne soil, and is entirely hand-harvested. "Les Pentes" is marked by a distinctly ripe-tasting, rich, mineral quality. The “Clos des Chadoux,” represents one of Valerie’s best, also from old vines, with longer time on the lees. “La Centenaire,” the Chasselas (originally a table grape for Pouilly and a fortune-maker for growers in the 1800s when carloads were shipped to Paris by rail) yields a pretty wine, enhanced by the fact that the vines are over 115 years old.
|Wine||Varietals||Vine Age||Soil Type||Farming Type|
|Pouilly-Sur-Loire Chasselas "La Centenaire"||Chasselas||115 years||Clayey-siliceous||Sustainable|
|Pouilly-Fumé "Les Pentes"||Sauvignon Blanc||50 years||Kimmeridgian marls||Sustainable|
|Pouilly-Fumé "Clos des Chadoux"||Sauvignon Blanc||55 years||Clayey-chalky soil and Kimmeridgian marls||Sustainable|
|Côtes de La Charité "Les Montées de Saint Lay"||Pinot Noir||45 years||Clayey-chalky soil with ferruginous traces.||Sustainable|