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Appellation : Pouilly Fumé
Name : Château de Tracy
Proprietor : Comtesse A. d’Estutt d’Assay
Location : Village of Tracy sur Loire
Situation of vineyard : Plateau des Champs de Cri
Exposure : South West
Soil : Kimméridgian and Portlandien limestone
Grape variety : Sauvignon
Area : 1 hectare
Average age of the vines : 15 years
Yield : 20hl/ha
Alcoholic strength : 12.62°
Acidity : 4.41
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"Haute Densité" represents a very small plot planted on one of the most qualitative terroir of limestone in Château de Tracy. The high density of plantation is a unique way of growing in the Appellation, giving a rare complexity to our Sauvignon. The annual production is very small, only 2500 bottles in 2015.
This wine is produced from vines planted in high density (17,000 vines per hectare; the standard density for the appellation is 7,000 vines per hectare). Competition between the vines is therefore greater. As each plant has to draw its reserves from deep within the soil, the roots plunge more deep, increasing consequently the contact with the stone (more terroir effect in the wine). 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 (1 plant produces 1 glass of wine). The resulting grapes are very concentrated, showing a great complexity.
The harvest took place on the 4th September 2015. The grapes were slowly and gently pressed to obtain the highest quality grape must. The wine was matured in wooden casks for 9 months with regular stirring of the lees.
Appearance: Pale yellow with golden highlights.
The nose: Rich and complex, it opens on aromas of pear, eucalyptus, licorice, and rare wooden essences. After a short time in the glass, some "sunny flavours" appear: peach, fresh pineapple, mango, sweet grapefruit.
Palate: The first sensation is finess but vivacity. the attack is sharp, fleshy, developing citrus, vanilla aromas and pepper.
Contient des sulfites
Château de Tracy