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1 bottle of 0.75 L
Appellation : Pouilly Fumé
Name : Château de Tracy
Proprietor : Comtesse A. d’Estutt d’Assay
Location : Village of Tracy sur Loire
Situation of the vineyard : sur les coteaux à proximité de la Loire
Exposure : South West
Soil : Flint and kimmeridgian limestone
Grape Variety: Sauvignon
Alcoholic strength : 13.59 °
Acidity : 4.15
Tasting file (pdf)
Characterized by a limited harvest due to the frost during springtime, a very specific attention has been paid to this 2017 vintage. In order to obtain the best potential of this rather unpredictable vintage, selections of grapes have been made from a more restricted basis, essentially concentrated on the best terroirs. A vintage of a rare and complex aromatic palette with a firm identity. Textures are distinct, delicate, combining precision with purity.
The campaign started with a contrasted winter (negative temperatures in January, followed by a mild spring as early as march), which has favored a budburst at a particularly early stage. In April, an important wave of cold weather has led to exceptional freezing conditions, affecting more than 50% of the future crops. The flowering took place in optimal conditions, stimulated by rather fresh températures as well as low rainfall conditions which has lasted until August. During summertime, a period of relative dryness has naturally favored and maintained very healthy conditions of the vineyard. Harvesting of the grapes started during the first week of September (early vintage) which has enabled us to obtain an interesting maturity of berries.
Appearance: White gold with bright silvery highlights.
Nose: First nose is intense: passion fruits, mango with a fresh and Narcissus floral hint. On aeration, the wine shows delicacy with soft flesh fruits flavours, crispy apricot or grapefruits, pleasantly highlighted by a mineral and peppery finish.
Palate: Frank attack. It offers a slightly acid frame, with a pleasant aromatic richness. Intense notes of citrus can be revealed, recalling the nose, enriched by hints of lemon. The finish is clear, crystalline, playing with notes of green pepper, which pleasantly highlight the minerality of this vintage.
Contient des sulfites
Château de Tracy