2010-Chateau De Tracy Pouilly Fume
Pouilly Fume, Loire, France
“Shuhtoe duh Truh-See Pooh-Ee Fume-ay"
When the French royalty could not tolerate the stench of Paris during the summer in the 17th century, they decided to build summer palaces along the banks of the bucolic Loire river a day’s carriage ride to the Southeast. The river proved to have great tasting seafood which the locals served with the locally grown white wine made from the Sauvignon Blanc (“Soh-ving-yon Blon”) grape. Light, crisp and citrusy it quickly became a popular summer sipper with the aristocracy and restaurants in Paris. This estate remains one of the best examples of this slightly tart, invigorating, palate cleansing and medium bodied genre for centuries. Fantastic for picnics, garden parties, shellfish appetizers and lobster/crab boils.