POUILLY-FUISSÉ AOP

22 Premier Crus approved for Pouilly Fuissé AOP

POUILLY-FUISSÉ

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:

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:

Les Crays

La Maréchaude

Sur la Roche

En France



SOLUTRÉ-POUILLY:

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:

La Frérie

Le Clos de Solutré

Au Vignerais

En Servy

Aux Bouthières

Aux Chailloux

Pouilly

Vers Cras*


FUISSÉ:

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:

Le Clos

Les Brulés

Les Ménétrières

Les Reisses

Les Vignes Blanches

Les Perrières

Vers Cras*


CHAINTRÉ:


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

Les Chevrières

Aux Quarts

Le Clos Reyssier




 



SOURCES:

1. Pouilly-Fuisse.net

2. INAO AOP Pouilly Fuisse

3. Cahier des Charges de L’Appellation D’Origine Controlee Pouilly-Fuissé - Extranet - INAO

4. Bourgogne Wines




 

Date Published: September 5, 2020