Awards and citations:

1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

2001: Le Prix Champagne Lanson Ivory Award for

2011: Vindic d'Or MMXI – 'Meilleur blog anti-1855'

2011: Robert M. Parker, Jnr: ‘This blogger...’:

2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

2011 Loire vintage: prospects in Pouilly-Fumé

2011 Sauvignon Blanc@Tracy

As well as having a quick look at some Sancerre vineyards on Monday we also crossed over the Loire into Burgundy to have a look at Pouilly-Fumé. Again as in Sancerre there is some rot but from what I saw (a rapis impression) it is not too serious assuming that the weather remains dry and sunny with fairly low humidity. If there is rain, especially with high humidity and little wind, then the situation could turn nasty. Fingers crossed it won't.

Tracy: touch of rot on a bunch

We had time to have a look at the vines close to Château de Tracy, on the road out of Bois Gibault and around Château de Nozet (Ladoucette). 

2011 Sauvignon Blanc near Château de Nozet (above and below)


Kelsey said...

Beautiful photos! What a dream vacation this seems to me.
Kelsey at

Jim's Loire said...

Thanks Kelsey.