Château Vray Croix De Gay, Pomerol
« The most affordable of the great Pomerols. A wonderful match of Merlot and clay sub-soil. Complexity and diversity: notes of black and red berry fruit, with very original floral notes of violets, irises and the scent of truffle when young. Layers and layers of sensuality and roundness…taffeta. Great length. »
Two different wines are produced on the domain: the Great Wine, Château Vray Croix de Gay and the second wine, Enchanteur de VrayCroix de Gay.
Since 2015, the vineyard has begun its conversion to organic-growing and is managed bio-dynamically. The soils are managed according to the individual character of each plot and the weather conditions in each vintage. They are ploughed both in the inter-rows and under the vines, while green fertilisers are seeded and then destroyed in spring, or permanent cover crops are seeded.
Similarly, vine canopy work is adapted to plot zone, even to individual vines, with light de-leafing and de-compacting of bunches when necessary, in order to optimise grape ripening while preserving the freshness of the fruit.
The harvesting is done using small crates which enable the bunches to be kept perfectly intact during their transport to the cellars. Three sorting tables at the harvest reception area enable us to complete a final strict sorting following that already carried out in the vines.
The vinification is done in small temperature controlled stainless steel vats.
The extraction techniques are gentle and adapted to the raw material’s potential. The vatting period lasts between three weeks to a month.