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Serge Dagueneau & Filles Pouilly Fumé Traditiontext

Serge Dagueneau & Filles Pouilly Fumé Tradition 2020

Pouilly-Fume, Upper Loire, Loire, FranceThis branch of the Dagueneau family, headed by father Serge, is based in Saint Andelain and owns 19 hectares of old vineyards across several of the prime sites of the Pouilly Fumé appellation, including three hectares in the nearby appellation of Cotes de la Charite. Today the estate is run by Serge's daughter Valerie, cousin of the late Didier Dagueneau, with help in the vineyard from Serge. The flagship wine blends various blocks of sauvignon blanc on calcareous clay soils to provide a snapshot of their site. After pressing, this spent a few months on lees until January when it was fined and then bottled in the spring. Tight lemon blossoms, lemon peel, verbena, green apple, crunchy pear are carved by stones and threaded with limestone energy in this young wine. There's a well-placed lees pad to offset the tension, making this a charmer for enjoying now.Tasted: 18 January 2022Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: Serge Dagueneau et FillesDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Sauvignon BlancUPC: 3760048780117