is a village appellation in the Mâconnais subregion of Burgundy, in the department of the Saône-et-Loire, with vineyards in the villages of Fuissé, Solutré-Pouilly, Vergisson, and Chaintré. As is common in Burgundy, the name Pouilly-Fuissé may be followed on a wine label by the name of the climat (vineyard site) where the wine was grown. Some of these climats are, in the village of Fuissé: Les Vignes Blanches, Les Ménétrières, Le Clos, Les Perrières, Vers Chânes; in Solutré-Pouilly: La Frérie, En Servy, Le Clos, En Montgarcin, Les Chailloux, Les Bouthières, Les Morlays; in Vergisson: La Maréchaude, Les Crays, Sur la Roche, En France, Les Courtelongs; and in Chaintré: Le Clos Reyssié, Les Chevrières, Les Plessys, and Le Clos de Monsieur Noly.
This appellation comprises 760 hectares (1,878 acres) of vineyards sitting at 200 to 300 meters (656 to 984 feet) of altitude and facing east-southeast and south. The bedrock, which is a famous emblem of the area, is a crinoidal limestone typical of the rocks of Solutré and Vernisson.
Pouilly-Fuissé exclusively produces white wines made from the Chardonnay grape. They tend to be rich and complex, often with good minerality and notes of citrus, white flowers, soft bread, and honey. The wines proposed by Château Fuissé, Château des Rontets, Domaine Bret Brothers, and Maison Bouchard Père et Fils are of particular note.
More informations on the website of the wines of Pouilly-Fuissé