What wine is comparable to Pouilly-Fuissé?
Pouilly-Fuissé is an appellation in France’s Burgundy region. Chardonnay is the only grape grown there, so the California equivalent would be a Chardonnay.
What is the difference between Macon Fuissé and Pouilly-Fuissé?
Don’t confuse Mâcon-Fuissé with Pouilly-Fuissé. The latter is one of five village appellations, while the former is a smaller commune allowed to append its name to the larger regional title whose vineyards sit right above the more famous Pouilly-Fuissé.
What is the difference between Pouilly-Fumé?
Pouilly-Fume is made from the Sauvignon Blanc grape grown in the Loire Valley while Pouilly-Fuisse is made from the Chardonnay grape from Burgundy’s Maconnais region.
Is Pouilly-Fumé like Chardonnay?
To add to the confusion, Pouilly-Fumé is not made from Chardonnay, but is instead made from 100 percent Sauvignon Blanc. Again, this appellation, too, only allows for white wines to be made from Sauvignon Blanc. The term “fumé” translates to smoke.
Is Pouilly-Fuissé a champagne?
Pouilly-Fuissé is a dry white wine made from Chardonnay grapes. It is pale and refreshing, often quite delicate, and often shows a clear oak influence. On average these wines sell for much less than the white wines of Côte de Beaune to the north.
Is Pouilly a Fuissé and Chardonnay?
Pouilly-Fuissé is the most distinguished wine appellation in the Mâconnais, making rich, full-bodied white Burgundy from Chardonnay in four communes: Chaintré, Fuissé, Solutré-Pouilly and Vergisson.
What is the difference between Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre?
Pouilly-Fumé tends to be a little broader, softer, slightly less vibrant and aromatic than Sancerre. It can have a smoky character, especially those from flint (silex) soils, though this can also be true of Sancerre grown on flint.
Is Pouilly-Fuissé red or white?
Pouilly-Fuissé is a dry white wine made from Chardonnay grapes.
What is fume as in Pouilly-Fumé?
‘Fume’ is short for Blanc Fumé, which is the local nickname for Sauvignon Blanc. It is sometimes understandably confused with Pouilly-Fuissé (a Chardonnay-based wine from southern Burgundy). The fumé in Blanc is French for ‘smoky’. It denotes the struck gunflint aroma that characterizes the local Sauvignon Blanc wines.