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Château de Tracy
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Weißwein 2019 Pouilly-Fumé AOC "Haute Densité", Loire, France

Type: Weißwein (White wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13%
Price: 44.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: large wood
Registration number: #CT-L199

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Last reviewed: 26 November, 2021

Appellation (also Blanc-Fumé de Pouilly) for white wine on the upper course of the Loire southeast of Orléans in the Département Nièvre in central France. It should not be confused with the Pouilly-Fuissé appellation in the Burgundy region of Mâconnais. Monks of the Benedictine order established their vineyards here in the Middle Ages. The area covers more than 1,000 hectares of vineyards in the seven communes of Garchy, Mesves-sur-Loire, Pouilly-sur-Loire, Saint-Andelain, Saint-Laurent-l'Abbaye, Saint-Martin-sur-Nohain and Tracy-sur-Loire (with its associated part Boisgibault). Incidentally, a white wine from this area was one of the...

Appellation for red, rosé and white wines in the French Loire wine region. The former VDQS division, which was created in 2002 from the Orléanais area, was classified in 2006. The vineyards cover 80 hectares of vineyards in 13 communes in the Loiret department. The rosé and red wines are made from the Auvernat(Pinot Noir) and Pinot Meunier varieties, while the white wines are mainly made from Auvernat Blanc(Chardonnay). There are also Coteaux du Giennois and Orléans-Cléry.

France is a relatively young wine-growing country compared to Greece and Italy. The first vines were brought in the 6th century BC by the Greeks, who founded Massalia (Latin Massillia = Marseille) in the southwest on the Mediterranean coast. At this time, the land, which was only later called Gaul by the Romans, was inhabited by various tribes of Celts (Allobrogians, Ambians, Arvernians, Biturians, Cenomans and others in France, Noricans in Bavaria and Austria). A lively trade developed and the Greeks covered the demand. When the Greeks migrated to the Po Valley in the 5th century, they got to know Italian wine and began to import it. The later...

Synonym for the grape variety Sauvignon Blanc; see there.
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