Didier Dagueneau-Pouilly Asteroide 2006
Didier Dagueneau (1956??17 September 2008)used to be known as the wild man of Pouilly, not only for his hirsute appearance (long curly hair and a dramatic beard) but also for his ideas. He was recognised as a brilliant winemaker and the best producer in the appelation. He crusaded to redeem the reputation of Pouilly Fume by slashing yields in half and tilling his vineyards with horses instead of using a tractor. The secret of this perfectionist's success lied in his scrupulous attention to detail at every stage of the winemaking process, from vineyard management (biodynamic since 1993) to the cellar, where work proceeds in textbook fashion. The Ast矇roide came from a tiny plot within a small vineyard near the large En Chailloux vineyard. Men and horses cared for the soil and heavy machinery was not used. The vines are very rare pre-phylloxera vines that require constant attention and tender care to produce the highest quality wine.