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Pouilly-Fumé

Appellation (also Blanc-Fumé de Pouilly) for white wine at the top of the Loire southeast of Orléans in the department of Nièvre in central France. She may not use the appellation Pouilly-Fuissé in the Burgundian area Mâconnais be confused. The vineyards here have monks of the Benedictine Order already laid out in the Middle Ages. The area covers over 1,000 hectares of vines in the seven municipalities of Garchy, Mesves -sur-Loire, Pouilly -sur-Loire, Saint-Andelain, Saint-Laurent-l'Abbaye, Saint-Martin-sur-Nohain and Tracy-sur-Loire (with associated part Boisgibault). A white wine from this area was by the way one of the favorite wines of the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821). The name is formed by the city lying on the right bank of the Loire Pouilly-sur-Loire (which gave its own appellation the name) and the attribute Fumé (smoke). This refers to the through the lime and Flint ground (Fusil) typical taste of the wine, or even on the color of the berries, which are covered with a smoke-colored, gray layer during maturity.

The area is the stronghold of the grape variety Sauvignon Blanc, which finds optimal conditions here and therefore thrives particularly well. From this, a white wine with at least 11% vol alcohol content is produced. From some producers, barrel fermentation and Barrique practiced. The dry, fruity and long-storable wine reaches its peak only after four to six years. He has a varied bouquet after flint, Gooseberries and asparagus. Well-known producers are Domaine Henri Bourgeois, Cailbourdin, Jean-Claude Châtelain, Domaine Paul Corneau, Didier Dagueneau, Château de Favray, André et Edmond Figeat, Ladoucette, Domaine Landrat-Guyollot, Domaine Jacques Marchand, Domaine Masson-Blondelet, Domaine Dominique Pabiot, Michel Redde, Domaine Tinel-Blondelet and Château de Tracy. Neighboring appellations are Menetou Salon. Quincy. Reuilly and Sancerre with the Pouilly-Fumé very similar wine.

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