Past, present and future
The origin of the name Pouilly-Fuissé
Thanks to the initiative of the mayors of the four village councils the Pouilly-Fuissé Wine Producers’ Union came to life in 1929.
The INAO (Institut National des Appellations d’Origine) recognized the Pouilly-Fuissé appellation on September 11, 1936, making it one of the oldest French PODs.
A name in full swing
The Pouilly-Fuissé name boomed after the Second World War by being linked to growing success in the USA thanks to the business dynamism of the major Burgundy trading companies, to which the current reputation and success of Pouilly-Fuissé owes a lot.
In the 1980s Pouilly-Fuissé gradually became the most exported Burgundy name in terms of its output percentage. The trend today is that its distribution is diversifying more and more elsewhere than in the USA, especially to the United Kingdom, Benelux and Asia.
It can be estimated today that exports account for 75% of production.
Toward a ranking
of the best Premier Cru land parcels
For about ten years now the producers of the wine called Pouilly-Fuissé have worked to delimit their best terroirs in order to obtain—like the rest of Burgundy—climates classified as Premier Cru.
The first step was to establish an exact geological map by digging pits and analyzing soil samples from all the vineyard.
Tasting wines from various climates has also been implemented so as to identify the best wines, those well-balance that can age over many years.
Under the supervision of the INAO, these approaches should lead in the near future to a new classification of the Pouilly-Fuissé climates, with about 20% of the area classed as Premier Cru.