Located 200km south of Paris on the slopes of the banks of the Loire, the vineyards of Pouilly Fumé has a hundred winemakers on 1200 hectares with a production of 70,000 hl.
The soil, composed of flint clay, marl and limestone alongside small ‘kimmeridgian’ or ‘caillotes’ oysters, allows the Cabernet to express all its complexity and diversity. To the north of the Pouilly Fumé area, on the hillsides which overlook the Loire, the Château de Tracy vineyard extends from “Tracy hill” to the “Champs de Cris” plateau.
For the last twelve years we have carried out reasoned cultivation so as to have a wine-growing system which respects the environment. The grass is kept under control through ploughing, and the use of butterfly lures is one of the other ways we reduce the number of chemical treatments needed.
As the harvest approaches all of Comte Henry d’Assay’s attention, and that of his team, is taken up by tasting the grapes in the vineyard. When they reach the height of aroma and taste, the harvest starts. Particular attention is paid to selecting the best grapes.
Juice is selected as it comes out of the press and each batch is made into wine separately. Treatment, which is always damaging to quality, is kept to a minimum mainly thanks to long production periods and prolonged stirring. We carry out blind tastings throughout the production process in order to make up our different vintages.
Here are a list of their wines: