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Loire Valley vintners lucked out in 2008:
Stunning fall weather got grapes, like those for
this mouthwatering white, perfectly ripe.
What You Need To Know
France’s Pouilly-Fumé district produces
some of the world’s most famous Sauvignon Blancs, thanks to
rugged limestone and flint soils that give its wines their copious
fruit flavors and distinctive, flinty minerality. Owned by the Counts
of d’Estutt d’Assay since the Middle Ages and managed today by
the predictably elegant (and surprisingly affable) Count Henry
d’Assay, Château de Tracy blends fruit from across its 56 acres of
vineyards to create this entry-level cuvée. Steel-tank vinification
emphasizes the wine’s brightness, while the small portion aged in
wooden casks softens its edges.
Zingy scents of white
and mandarin oranges.
are juicy and round, with
Serve well chilled.
Fabulous with seafood and
salads, especially oysters,
clams, sashimi and shellfish.