Chateau de Tracy Pouilly-Fumé 2015
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Pouilly Fumé is one of the Loire's most famous wines. Sauvignon Blanc grown here is often called Blanc Fumé because wines grown on the predominantly limestone soils with some flint (silex) exhibit a "smoky" flavour. The first members of the Scottish noble Stutt family in France were members of a large army that came from Scotland in the fifteenth century to help the future King Charles VII of France during the Hundred Years War. After naturalisation, their name was gallicised to become d'Estutt. In 1586, Francois Stutt married Françoise de Bar who brought with her the dowry of the Lordship of Tracy, where the tradition of vine growing had been taking place for centuries. A purchase agreement dated 1396, kept in the family records, include the vineyards of Château de Tracy still family owned and cultivated today under the leadership of the Compte Henry d'Estutt d'Assay. An organic approach to viticulture is followed but the Château is not certified as being organic. Château de Tracy is considered to be one of the stars of the Upper Loire. Enjoy chilled as an aperitif or to accompany fish dishes such as sole, salmon or trout. This is a well-balanced fine dry wine that is full and round on the palate, with a fruity and flinty bouquet and a lingering finish.