Jean Claude Dagueneau - Cuvee d'Eve2017
Domaine Jean Claude Dagueneau
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Static racking of the must. Electronic thermo-regulated fermentation (16-20) in stainless steel tanks for a period of 3 weeks. No malolactic fermentation. Maturing on fine lees.
The family owned estate It benefits from the flint terroir, which is found only in some rare places in the Pouilly-Fumé appellation. The Cuvée comes from Sauvignon Blanc plots planted throughout the vineyards of the village, which are almost exclusively planted on flint soil. An ideal terroir for the production of top Sauvignon Blanc.
Jean-Claude Dagueneau, the founding father of this Domaine, was an important personality of the Pouilly-Fumé appellation. He made his own wines and contributed strongly to making this appellation world-famous, as he dedicated his full knowledge and values to the Domaine. In 1995, the Fournier family acquired the vineyards of Domaine des Berthiers, which previously belonged to Jean-Claude Dagueneau (father of Didier Dagueneau). The Domaine is located in the village of Saint-Andelain and more precisely in the hamlet called Berthiers at the foot of the hill of Saint-Andelain. It benefits from the flint terroir, which is found only in some rare places in the Pouilly-Fumé appellation. As a result, the vineyard benefits from well-drained soils and very good exposure, favoring the production of grapes that result in age-worthy and complex wines.
The vines of Saint-Andelain are monitored with the greatest care throughout the year. At the time of the harvest, full attention is paid to the aromatic and healthy balance of all plots in order to pick the grapes at perfect maturity. The juices are extracted at low pressure before being cold stored for eight days prior to the fermentation to express the terroir complexity. The fermentation is done at low temperatures and is followed by aging on fine lees with a weekly stirring for at least six months until bottling. The classic wines of Jean-Claude Dagueneau reveal the complexity and the subtlety of the unique terroirs of Pouilly-Fumé.
Produced from 50 year old vines on flint and clay soils this premium cuvee reveals a beautiful transformation into ripe almond, melon and yellow-fruit flavors with an intense tang of ripe citrus. It is perfectly ready to drink. Full-bodied and exhibits the rich, spicy and smoky nuances of the Sauvignon Blanc varietal. Perfect as an aperitif or with fish dishes with light sauce.