The inimitable Didier Dagueneau, one of the greatest winemakers of his generation, tragically died in 2008 in a microlite crash. He famously avowed that he would make 'the greatest Sauvignon Blanc in the world,' and is regarded by many as a pioneer for his unusual creations, such as Sauvignon Blancs meant for long-term cellaring, and even some with significant oak-influence.
The Domaine - 12 hectares in Pouilly Fumé - is now led by his son, Benjamin, who is in charge of the viticulture and vinification, and daughter, Charlotte, who runs the administration. Together they are pursuing Didier's work. 2008 - Benjamin's first vintage - is in his father's mould, with the same purity, intensity and complexity.