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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Pouilly-Fuissé, important white wine appellation which commands the highest prices in the mâconnais district of Burgundy. The appellation, restricted to the Chardonnay grape, includes about 850 ha/2,100 acres in the communes of Fuissé, Solutré (which includes the hamlet of Pouilly), Vergisson, and Chaintré (see also mâcon villages). The richest wines are said to come from Fuissé and Solutré-Pouilly, those of Vergisson being fresher and more mineral from vineyards at a higher elevation. Various single vineyards have traditionally been cited alongside the appellation and work is in progress to codify a classification of premier cru vineyards.