Pouilly-Vinzelles

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Borrowing the prefix from its more famous neighbour in southern Burgundy pouilly-fuissé, the village of Vinzelles has its own small appellation of 51 ha/126 acres, most of which forms a steep, east-facing slope overlooking the valley of the Saône. The best vineyard is Les Quarts and the leading producer Domaine de la Soufrandière. Otherwise most production is in the hands of the local co-operative, as is the case also for Pouilly-Loché, an even smaller appellation of 29 ha which may be sold under the name of Pouilly-Vinzelles (but not vice versa).