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name = Pouilly-Fuissé

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Pouilly-Fuissé is an "appellation" (AOC) of Burgundy wine in central France. It is the best-known part of the Mâconnais region, and produces white wine from the Chardonnay grape.

This white Burgundy should not be confused with the Sauvignon Blancs from Pouilly-Fumé and Pouilly-sur-Loire in the Loire Valley.


Pouilly-Fuissé is a dry white wine made from Chardonnay. It is pale and refreshing, often quite delicate. It is not as expensive as the big wines of the Côte de Beaune to the north.


West of Mâcon the land rises up to form Mont de Pouilly and other limestone hills, covered in the alkaline clay that best suits Chardonnay. The villages of Vergisson, Solutré-Pouilly, Fuissé and Chaintré shelter at their feet.cite book | last = Johnson | first = Hugh | authorlink = Hugh Johnson | title = The World Atlas of Wine, 3rd Ed. | publisher = Mitchell Beazley | date = 1985 | location = | pages = | id = ISBN 0-85533-562-9 ]


The area used to be known simply as "Pouilly", but when the AOC laws were introduced, it was split into three: Pouilly-Fuissé, Pouilly-Loché and Pouilly-Vinzelles.

The appellation was created on 11th September 1936. It covers 753 hectares which produce 44,160 hectolitres. Production is restricted to 60hl/ha.

Famous residents

The famous négociant Georges Duboeuf, so-called "King of Beaujolais", grew up on a small vineyard in the region. [Langley, William. (2006-09-07.) [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2006/07/09/do0906.xml "The King of Beaujolais takes a tumble."] (News website.) "Telegraph.co.uk". Retrieved on 2007-10-04.]


Some of the more notable producers of Pouilly-Fuissé include :
Chateau Fuissé, Denis Bouchacourt, Barton & Guestier (négociant), Louis Latour (négociant), Louis Jadot (négociant), Labouré-Roi (négociant) and Chateau Vitalis.

ee also

*French wine
*New York Wine Tasting of 1973 - a 1971 Pouilly-Fuissé from Louis Jadot was included


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