Pouilly Fuissé

Map of Pouilly Fuisse Appellation

The villages of Solutre-Pouilly and Fuissé fall together under an appellation that is famed for producing some of the best white wines France has to offer, under the title of Pouilly Fuissé. With its vines engulfing 800 hectares of southern Burgundy's Maĉonnais, the four villages within the region are only allowed to produce white wine from the Chardonnay grape, the best of which can contend with the finer wines of the Côte de Beaune.

The Wines made in this region are dry yet rich in style, often displaying ripe flavours of white flowers and grilled almonds. Unlike many of its neighbouring appellations, Pouilly Fuissé does not have a premier cru system in place due to the early date of its appellation status in 1936. As a result of this the quality of wines here are based on the reputation of growers and their terroir, the more famous names being La Roche, Les Vignes Blanches, Aux Chailloux and Les Crays.