Didier Dagueneau Pouilly Fume Pur Sang 2017
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|Region||France, Loire Valley, Pouilly-Fume|
Pur Sang is French for thoroughbred and is a joke that reflects Dagueneau's annoyance at repeated references to the fact (by journalists) that he uses a horse to till some of vineyards. This is produced primarily from a vineyard north of Saint Andelain called La Folie. The soil here is deep clay with some limestone. The vineyard is gently sloped and has perfect south/southeast exposure. Some smaller parcels on the Saint Andelain Hill occasionally also make it into this Cuvée. Barrel fermented and aged. This is always a rich and powerful Cuvée, enormously textural and complex. It is a wine that can live and live.