Pouilly Fume 'Haute Densite', Chateau de Tracy

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Pouilly Fume 'Haute Densite', Chateau de Tracy

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Tasting Note

Full, crisp attack with underlying power and richness. The mid palate has a good structure which enhances the freshness, the fullness and power, giving a slightly tannic sensation. The final flavour is rich and appetising with great length ending on slightly roasted notes.

Producer Note

The first members of the noble Stutt family in France came from Scotland in the fifteenth century to help the future King Charles VII of France during the Hundred Years War. In 1586, by way of marriage, the family inherited Château de Tracy. The Chateau is still family owned and cultivated today under the leadership of the Comte 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.

Vineyard

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). There is more competition between the vines and each plant bears a maximum of two to three bunches leading to greater concentration.

Winemaking

Skin maceration with a slow, gentle pressing to produce the highest quality juice. 85% of the wine was matured for one year in stainless steel vats, with regular stirring of the lees (bâtonnage). The remaining 15% was fermented and aged in oak barrels. The two wines were then blended and matured for a further year.

Serving Suggestion

Chilled as an aperitif or to accompany fish dishes such as sole, salmon or trout.

Grape

Sauvignon Blanc 100%

Producer:  Chateau de Tracy
Grape Varieties:  Sauvignon Blanc
Optimum Drinking:  Within 8 years
Wine Style:  Rich powerful dry white
Alcohol by Volume:  13%
Closure:  Natural Cork
Country:  France
Style / Colour:  White

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