Chateau de Tracy 2019 Pouilly-Fumé, Loire Valley, France
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 (sustainable); no chemicals, fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides are used in the vineyard.
Proprietor: Comtesses Juliette D'Assay
Winemaker: Maxime Bourret
Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Terroir: Limestone & Silex (flint) soils primarily from old vine plots on the estate. Located in the village of Tracy sur Loire
Vinification: Hand-harvested, hand-sorted followed by slow pneumatic pressing for up to 5 hours. The juice is racked to a mix of stainless steel and neutral French oak barrels. 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 fleshy and exotic notes of passion fruit, citrus and grapefruit, rounded up by wet grass and smoke notes.