Didier Dagueneau,

Buisson Renard

Sauvignon Blanc,
  • Neal Martin: 92


Bottle size: 750 ml,

In stock

Legndary winemaker Didier Dagueneau was affectionately referred to as the ‘Wild man of Pouilly’ not only because of his looks but because his ideas seemed simply ludicrous at the time. He halved his yields and began tilling his vineyards by horse instead of tractor. He paid scrupulous attention to detail at every stage, from vineyard management (biodynamic since 1993) to winemaking processes in the cellar. He redeemed the reputation of Pouilly-Fumé and became one of the greatest winemakers of his generation. It was one of the biggest blows to the wine trade when he died in a tragic accident in 2008. However Didier’s name lives on as the domaine is now led by his son Benjamin and daughter Charlotte. They continue the Dagueneau philosophy and consistently produce wines that are as pure, intense and otherworldly as their father’s.

The iconic Didier Dagueneau’s legacy lives on in the remarkably pure and intense wines produced by his children, Benjamin and Charlotte. Buisson Renard is 100% Sauvignon Blanc from a clay-rich parcel at the lower end of Saint Andelain and is often the richest of the range. The 2018 is rich and exuberant with notes of lemon curd, green herbs, wax, honeysuckle and salt.

Category: SKU: 2321994d85d6
In The Vineyard
From the single vineyard Buisson Menard, renamed Renard (fox in French) to get even at a wine critic who had mistakenly named it that way while criticizing Didier Dagueneau, this wine is vibrant and crisp, with firm acidity and flavors of pear, citrus and herb. Great minerality and raciness in the finish, with some hints of melon and vanilla.
Didier Dagueneau is an absolutely essential name in Loire wines. "An "extremist of quality" who brings the Pouilly wines to a unique level. A purist's wine: both fine and racy, generous and powerful. Stimulating, exotic and carrying the crystalline breath of the magnificent Saint-Andelain terroir. This wine with its pure, brilliant, saline personality is becoming very difficult to obtain.