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Pouilly Fume. Chateau de Tracy 2008

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The first members of the Scottish noble Stutt family in France were members of a large army, that came from Scotland in the fifteenth century, to help the future King Charles VII of France during the Hundred Years War. After naturalisation, their name was gallicised to become dEstutt. In 1586, Francois Stutt married Françoise de Bar who brought with her the dowry of the Lordship of Tracy, where the tradition of vine growing had been taking place for centuries. A purchase agreement dated 1396, kept in the family records, include the vineyards of Château de Tracy still family owned and cultivated today under the leadership of the Compte Henry dEstutt dAssay. An organic approach to viticulture is strictly followed in as much as no pesticides are used, yields are kept very low and strict canopy management is used. The Château uses vine-training systems that result in a well-ventilated canopy and therefore can reproduce conditions that are not conducive to the growth of fungi, thus avoiding the need to spray the vines. Château de Tracy is considered to be one of the top stars of the Upper Loire. Vintage: 2006 Grapes: 100% Estate grown Sauvignon Blanc Soil: Limestone and flint Winemaking: A careful selection of grapes were hand-picked and then softly crushed. Low temperature fermentation took place with several stirring of the lees. Serve: Chilled as an aperitif or to accompany fish dishes such as sole, salmon or trout. Taste: A well-balanced fine dry white wine that is full and round on the palate, with a fruity and flinty bouquet and a lingering finish.

Region: France

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Vintage: 2006 02/02/2011

Down to our last case - hence being on the site... Much more defined than the '07 which is unlikely to ever get as good. Why tell you this? I suppose 'cos ill snap up all the 6 at twelve quid before you read it and weep. A truely memorable glass, with genuine elegance - that mix of deep flint structure, greenish depth and hints of poncy peach - that you'd best keep for yourself and a true friend. A bottle each, to be fair, if eating. Suggest seabass steamed with ginger and chilli, but what do I know?


External Reviews for Pouilly Fume. Chateau de Tracy

External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
11/08/2010

The first members of the Scottish noble Stutt family in France were members of a large army, that came from Scotland in the fifteenth century, to help the future King Charles VII of France during the Hundred Years War. After naturalisation, their name was gallicised to become dEstutt. In 1586, Francois Stutt married Françoise de Bar who brought with her the dowry of the Lordship of Tracy, where the tradition of vine growing had been taking place for centuries. A purchase agreement dated 1396, kept in the family records, include the vineyards of Château de Tracy still family owned and cultivated today under the leadership of the Compte Henry dEstutt dAssay. An organic approach to viticulture is strictly followed in as much as no pesticides are used, yields are kept very low and strict canopy management is used. The Château uses vine-training systems that result in a well-ventilated canopy and therefore can reproduce conditions that are not conducive to the growth of fungi, thus avoiding the need to spray the vines. Château de Tracy is considered to be one of the top stars of the Upper Loire. Vintage: 2006 Grapes: 100% Estate grown Sauvignon Blanc Soil: Limestone and flint Winemaking: A careful selection of grapes were hand-picked and then softly crushed. Low temperature fermentation took place with several stirring of the lees. Serve: Chilled as an aperitif or to accompany fish dishes such as sole, salmon or trout. Taste: A well-balanced fine dry white wine that is full and round on the palate, with a fruity and flinty bouquet and a lingering finish.


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Source: Great Wines Direct
10/02/2015

Pouilly Fume is one of the Loire s most famous wines, perfumed dry whites that epitomise the Sauvignon Blanc grapes. Sauvignon here is often called Blanc Fume because wines made from this variety when grown on the limestone soils with some flint (silex) exhibit a smoky flavour. An organic approach to viticulture is followed but the Chateau is not certified as being organic. No pesticides are used, yields are kept very low and strict canopy management is used. The Chateau uses vine-training systems that result in a well-ventilated canopy and therefore can reproduce conditions that are not conductive to the growth of fungi thus avoiding the need to spray the vines. Chateau de Tracy is rated as one of the stars of the Upper Loire Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc Region: France / Loire / Sancerre AOC Maker: Henry d Estutt d Assay Notes: A well-balanced fine dry white wine that is full and round on the palate, with a fruity and flinty bouquet and a lingering finish. Serve: Chilled as an aperitif or to accompany fish dishes such as sole, salmon or trout. ABV: 13.5% Suitable for Vegetarians


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Source: Great Wines Direct
10/16/2012

Pouilly Fumé is one of the Loire’s most famous wines, perfumed dry whites that epitomise the Sauvignon Blanc grapes. Sauvignon here is often called Blanc Fumé because wines made from this variety when grown on the limestone soils with some flint (silex) exhibit a “smoky” flavour. An organic approach to viticulture is followed but the Château is not certified as being organic. No pesticides are used, yields are kept very low and strict canopy management is used. The Château uses vine-training systems that result in a well-ventilated canopy and therefore can reproduce conditions that are not conductive to the growth of fungi thus avoiding the need to spray the vines. Château de Tracy is rated as one of the stars of the Upper Loire Grapes : 100% Sauvignon Blanc Region: France / Loire / Sancerre AOC Maker : Henry d'Estutt d'Assay Notes : A well-balanced fine dry white wine that is full and round on the palate, with a fruity and flinty bouquet and a lingering finish. Serve : Chilled as an aperitif or to accompany fish dishes such as sole, salmon or trout. ABV : 13.5% Suitable for Vegetarians


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
Vintage: 2006 03/23/2010

Pouilly Fumé is one of the Loire's most famous wines, perfumed dry whites that epitomise the Sauvignon Blanc grapes. Sauvignon here is often called Blanc Fumé because wines made from this variety, when grown on the predominantly limestone soils with some flint (silex), exhibit a "smoky" flavour. The first members of the Scottish noble Stutt family in France were members of a large army, that came from Scotland in the fifteenth century, to help the future King Charles VII of France during the Hundred Years War. After naturalisation, their name was gallicised to become d'Estutt. In 1586, Francois Stutt married Françoise de Bar who brought with her the dowry of the Lordship of Tracy, where the tradition of vine growing had been taking place for centuries. A purchase agreement dated 1396, kept in the family records, include the vineyards of Château de Tracy still family owned and cultivated today under the leadership of the Co...



The first members of the Scottish noble Stutt family in France were members of a large army, that came from Scotland in the fifteenth century, to help the future King Charles VII of France during the Hundred Years War. After naturalisation, their name was gallicised to become dEstutt. In 1586, Francois Stutt married Françoise de Bar who brought with her the dowry of the Lordship of Tracy, where the tradition of vine growing had been taking place for centuries. A purchase agreement dated 1396, kept in the family records, include the vineyards of Château de Tracy still family owned and cultivated today under the leadership of the Compte Henry dEstutt dAssay. An organic approach to viticulture is strictly followed in as much as no pesticides are used, yields are kept very low and strict canopy management is used. The Château uses vine-training systems that result in a well-ventilated canopy and therefore can reproduce conditions that are not conducive to the growth of fungi, thus avoiding the need to spray the vines. Château de Tracy is considered to be one of the top stars of the Upper Loire. Vintage: 2006 Grapes: 100% Estate grown Sauvignon Blanc Soil: Limestone and flint Winemaking: A careful selection of grapes were hand-picked and then softly crushed. Low temperature fermentation took place with several stirring of the lees. Serve: Chilled as an aperitif or to accompany fish dishes such as sole, salmon or trout. Taste: A well-balanced fine dry white wine that is full and round on the palate, with a fruity and flinty bouquet and a lingering finish.

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