LES APPELLATIONS POUILLY-FUMÉ ET POUILLY-SUR-LOIRE

POUILLY-SUR-LOIRE POUILLY-FUMÉ
or
BLANC FUMÉ DE POUILLY
Date appellation decree created
1937
Wine-producing region
Loire Valley
La Nièvre (58)
Department
Communes
POUILLY - TRACY - ST ANDELAIN
ST LAURENT - MESVES
ST MARTIN - GARCHY
Number of wine-producers
around one hundred
The town of Pouilly-sur-Loire gave its name to this appellation Origin of the A.O.C. name. The mysterie behind the origin of the Pouilly-Fumé.
Chasselas grape Sauvignon
30 ha Surface 1 300 ha
1 600 hectolitresdry Production 70 000 hectolitresdry
fruity white wine Type of wine fruity white wine


L'AGREMENT (Approval)
    L'agrément is a compulsory test in winter, to determine whether the quality of the most recent wine harvest meets the standards in force for the appellation.
    l'agrément To acquire the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) label, giving our Pouilly-sur-Loire and Pouilly Fumé the right to print this information on their labels (which affords them international recognition), our wines have to pass a State laboratory analysis and tasting approval successfully. These are controlled very strictly by the profession and INAO (National Institute of Controlled Origin Appellations). The wines then receive marketing authorisation (often from 15 December onwards); most wines only start to emerge from producers' cellars in early Spring, however.
PRODUCTION
    A single vineyard cultivates thirteen hectares on average.
    The Pouilly-sur-Loire wine producers take as much pride in working with their vines as in developing them and sending bottles to you, wherever you may be in the world. Pouilly-Fumé is known and renowned worldwide, with exports accounting for over 60% of total sales.
CULTIVATION METHOD
    The vines of Pouilly-sur-Loire and Pouilly-Fumé are treated as "low-growing trellised vines".
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