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Pouilly Fume Chateau de Tracy Haute Densite 2008

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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 Compte Henry d'Estutt d'Assay. 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 considered to be one of the stars of the Upper Loire Vintage: 2005 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 silky smooth wine, with juicy citrus, bright acidity, structured minerality, and tremendous depth and style.

Region: France

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External Reviews for Pouilly Fume Chateau de Tracy Haute Densite

External Review
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 silky smooth white wine, with juicy citrus, bright acidity, minerality, and tremendous depth and style. Serve : Chilled as an aperitif or to accompany fish dishes such as sole, salmon or trout. ABV : 13.5%


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

This wine is produced from high-density vines (17,000 vines per hectare; the standard density for the appellation is 7,000 vines per hectare). Competition between the vines is therefore greater. Each plant has to draw its reserves from deep within the soil. Vigorous growth is controlled and the plants are healthier. The specific pruning of the plants is the result of rigorous research and intensive work on the vines (such as disbudding and thinning out of leaves). The vegetation is less dense, far less vulnerable to disease and each plant bears a maximum of two or three bunches. The resulting grapes have a very concentrated and complex flavour. The grape harvest began on 14th September. Skin maceration with a slow, gentle pressing to produce the highest quality juice. No chaptalisation was necessary, due to the exceptional maturity of the grapes (natural alcohol was 13.4 % Vol). 85% of the wine was matured for one year in stainless steel vats, with regular stirring of the le...


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
11/10/2015

Well-balanced, silky smooth, with juicy citrus fruit, bright acidity, minerality, and tremendous depthPouilly 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 LoireGrapes: 100% Sauvignon BlancRegion: France / Loire / Sancerre AOCMaker: Henry d Estutt d AssayNotes: A well-balanced silky smooth white wine, with juicy citrus fruit, bright acidity, minerality, and tremendous depth and style.Serve: Chilled as an aperitif or to accompany fish dishes such as sole, salmon or trout.ABV: 13.5%


External Review
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 silky smooth white wine, with juicy citrus, bright acidity, minerality, and tremendous depth and style. Serve: Chilled as an aperitif or to accompany fish dishes such as sole, salmon or trout. ABV: 13.5%



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 Compte Henry d'Estutt d'Assay. 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 considered to be one of the stars of the Upper Loire Vintage: 2005 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 silky smooth wine, with juicy citrus, bright acidity, structured minerality, and tremendous depth and style.

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