Our wine-growing practices

The elaboration of a wine begins in the vineyard, in the heart of the nature and is finalized in the cellar, where the winemaker can express his know-how and the passion for his work.

The vineyard work, and its cultivation is essential for us. Only a close and careful observation of the vines enables to preserve the quality of the grapes, vintage after vintage. Our soils are ploughed or grassed regularly in order to enhance soil life and to allow a better rootage of our vines. We carry out all the works in the vineyard ourselves (pruning, disbudding, tying-up,.…). This close daily contact allows us to limit the number of phytosanitary treatments (integrated wine growing methods – High Environmental Value certification (HEV)).

The harvest time…
Before the date of the harvest, grape berry samplings are done several times in our 22 vineyard plots, in order to follow the development of the maturing process. As soon as the grapes are harvested, they are delicately pressed in order to preserve all the aromatic potential.

…and then the vinification
Our cellar is built on three levels so that we can use gravity, thus limiting the different pumping operations, which can cause phenomena of oxidation. After the settling of the juices, the alcoholic fermentations are conducted in thermoregulated stainless steel tanks during three to five weeks : a maximum temperature of 17°C is maintained to preserve the fruity aromas of the wine. Then the wine is raised on its fine lees for three to six months. We define the duration of this maturation during the weekly tastings.

The wines are then racked and blended in order to obtain a result that meets your expectations.

The « Pouilly Fumé » Vineyard

During the Gallo-Roman time, the Benedictine monks have planted vines on the sides of the Loire in Pouilly sur Loire. In this area, the Sauvignon grape-variety found its “promised land”. The terroirs of the appellation magnifie the expression and the flavours of the grapes.

If the Sauvignon is king in Pouilly-sur-Loire, the Loire is its queen. The climatic influence of the river contributes to the excellence of our wines, as well as the diversity of the terroirs :Limestone, Kimmeridgian Marls and Flint : fruitiness, aromatic strength and minerality. This soils diversity, as well as the work and the passion of the winegrower, allow to offer a wide range of taste sensations.

Since 1937, there are two controlled appellations in the vineyard of Pouilly-sur-Loire :

The Chasselas grape-variety produces the wine “Pouilly sur Loire, with a nice vivacity and notes of hazelnuts. Nowadays, only 25 hectares of Chasselas are cultivated over the entire vineyard which represents 1350 hectares.
The Sauvignon grape-variety produces the wine “Pouilly Fumé”, also called “Blanc Fuméde Pouilly”,