22 Premier Crus approved for Pouilly Fuissé AOP
Pouilly-Fuissé, an AOP within the Mâconnais region of Burgundy, known for white wines from 100% Chardonnay, becomes the first appellation of the Mâconnais to receive Premier Cru rated vineyards.
The AOP has 4 villages of production: Vergisson, Solutré-Pouilly, Fuissé, and Chaintré. Within these four villages there are 217 lieux-dits, 22 of which received Premier Cru status on September 3rd, 2020. The Premier Cru vineyards make up 194 hectares (24%) of the appellations 800 total hectares.
Vergisson is the northern village of production in Pouilly-Fuissé AOP. This village is located between the Vergisson Rock (485m) and the Solutré Rock (493m). As of 2020, there are 190 hectares and 45 producers located in this commune.
Within Vergisson there are now 4 Premier Crus:
Sur la Roche
Solutré is a village and Pouilly is a hamlet. Together they are surrounding the famous Rocks of Solutré (pictured above).
As of 2020, there are 215 hectares and 60 producers located in this commune.
Within Solutré-Pouilly there are now 8 Premier Crus, one of which is shared with Fuissé:
Le Clos de Solutré
The heart of the appellation, known for growing Chardonnay since the 18th century.
As of 2020, there are 270 hectares and 45 producers located in this commune.
Within Fuissé there are now 7 Premier Crus, one of which is shared with Solutré-Pouilly:
Les Vignes Blanches
Chaintré is the southern village of production in Pouilly-Fuissé AOP with clay soils to the east and limestone soils to the west and a variation in between. As of 2020, there are 110 hectares and 30 producers located in this commune.
Within Chaintré there are now 4 Premier Crus:
Le Clos de Monsieur Noly
Le Clos Reyssier
Date Published: September 5, 2020