Technical File (next)

POUILLY SUR LOIRE, from the chasselas grape, traditionally a dessert grape variety, is a fresh and light white wine.

It should be drunk between 2 to 4 years old and at a temperature of 10 degres centigrade.
It can accompany "hors d'oeuvres" and "entrées".

Rouge et Rosé de COSNE come from two different grapes : the Gamay and Pinot noir.
These fresh and light wines can be kept for up to 4 years.
They refine every meal and can be served with meats and cheese.
Vinification of white wine :
  • The must or juice is delivered to our cellars at the beginning of October by our winegrowers. We let it stand for 24 hours to allow the skins, pips and stalks to settle in the vat. The juice is then decanted from these solids, and begins to ferment. Depending on the year, the fermentation will last from 3 to 4 weeks.

  • We maintain the temperature between 15 to 20 degrees centigrade in order to extract the maximum fragrance typical of our appellation.

  • Our wines are cold stabilised to prevent tartaric crystal deposits in the bottle. This is a natural phenomenon in wine which we accelerate by stocking the wine in the cold prior to bottling.

  • Filtration is carried out to ensure totally clear wine. The wine is bottle when fully developed and stable.

  • Our wines are all controlled by a technicien in oenology who supervises each stage of the wine-making process..

Our main product "le POUILLY FUME" is exported to 60 per cent throughout the world.
In France, distribution channels are varied : restaurants, wholesalers, supermarkets, private buyers.

  • Why "Moulin à Vent" ?

    Our cellars are on the banks of the river Loire at a place called "les Moulins à Vent", hence the name which is unique to our cellars.