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Fuissé or Fumé?


Question:
I was updating my wine list at the restaurant I manage and I’m a little confused….. is Pouilly-Fuissé mostly Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay?

Answer:
Pouilly-Fuissé is a wine region in Burgundy and it is named after the two villages in the district, called Pouilly and Fuissé.  It is in the Maconnais sub-region of Burgundy, which is north of Beaujolais, and must be made from Chardonnay.

Pouilly-Fumé is a wine region in the Central Loire that is centered around the town of Pouilly-Sur-Loire.  The word fumé (think of smoke) was used when …

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