Château de Tracy, 2018 "Mademoiselle de T" Pouilly-Fumé, Loire Valley, France (375ml)
Château de Tracy has been run by the same family since the 14th century, with records dating the first vineyard purchase back to 1396. Today, the domaine consists of 33 HA on the flint slopes surrounding the Château itself, and those of Vilmoy, a few kilometres away from Pouilly-sur-Loire (Kimmeridgian limestone terroir). To the north of the Pouilly Fume area, on the hillsides which overlook the Loire, the Château de Tracy vineyard extends from "Tracy hill" to the "Champs de Cris" plateau, which is where "Mademoiselle de T" is sourced from.
Farming: Lutte raisonnée; no chemicals, fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides are used in the vineyard.
Proprietor: Comtesses Juliette D'Assay
Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Terroir: Sand, Kimmeridgian limestone and flint soils with southwest exposure. Located in the village of Tracy sur Loire
Vinification: Grapes are hand sorted followed by slow pneumatic pressing for up to 5 hours. The juice is racked to stainless steel for settling (2-3 days) and fermentation over 12 days. The wine is racked and then stirring of the fine less occurs for 8 days. The wine ages for 5 months. Wines are moved completely with gravity.
Tasting Notes: Fruit forward nose with passion fruit, citrus and grapefruit, rounded up by wet grass and smoke notes. In mouth, good body, high acidity, dry and crispy, delivering amazing citric fruit flavors with herbal notes and delicious bitter & citric lingering chalky finish