Chateau De Tracy was a gift for my birthday on August 23rd and tonight I celebrated my 31st wedding anniversary with the wine. My wedding anniversary is on 6th September but it was a school night so we postponed our celebration until tonight, Saturday. I am writing this as my husband is cooking the main course but this wine was paired with the starter.
The colour of the wine is very pale straw. It has a slight green tinge and dances in the glass as it catches the light. On the nose, it is as fresh as the straw that it resembles. There are no harsh chemicals that you often get on the nose in white wine when it has been uncorked. The nose is overwhelmingly pineapple chunks, the ones from the 1970s which were fragrant and sold at the sweet shop in weights of 2 ounces or more from a large jar on a shelf next to rhubarb and custards, pear drops, rainbow drops and lemon sherbets . On the palate, Chateau De Tracy is subtle, which is not a word that you would usually associate with Sauvignon blanc. It is soft lime and pineapple, dry, classy and smooth.
Chateau De Tracey 2015 was served with caramelised onion and goats cheese bruschetta. This was a perfect pairing and a great start to our anniversary meal. The acidity of the goats’ cheese paired superbly with the wine and the overall effect was that the wine was soft and mellow. I know that ‘soft and mellow’ are not terms that you would normally associate with Sauvignon Blanc, even Pouilly-Fumé but this is why wine and food is so interesting.
Château De Tracy 2015 Pouilly-Fumé is from Majestic Poole, Dorset.