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Intensely yellow-golden in color the 2012 Pouilly-Fumé opens with a clear, slightly flinty and beautifully matured bouquet of cold, wet stones and ripe white and yellow-fleshed tropical fruit aromas (mostly passion fruit, though) and coolish spicy notes. Medium-bodied, vital and nicely grippy on the palate, this is a light-weight yet intense, frisky, very stimulating and fruity Pouilly with remarkable finesse and lingering salinity and phenolic grip. Perfect to drink today, the 2012 should hold this form for another 5-10 years or even longer. Tasted in January 2021.
After naturalization their name was gallicized to become d'Estutt or Destutt. In 1586 Francois Stutt, married the Lady of Tracy. The Chateau de Tracy still belongs to the family.
Capable of a vast array of styles, Sauvignon Blanc is a crisp, refreshing variety that equally reflects both terroir and varietal character. Though it can vary depending on where it is grown, a couple of commonalities always exist—namely, zesty acidity and intense aromatics. This variety is of French provenance. Somm Secret—Along with Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc is a proud parent of Cabernet Sauvignon. That green bell pepper aroma that all three varieties share is no coincidence—it comes from a high concentration of pyrazines (herbaceous aromatic compounds) inherent to each member of the family.