Wines

Pouilly sur Loire

The vineyards of Pouilly-Fumé and Pouilly-sur-Loire

 

Located between Burgundy and the old French province known as Le Berry, the vineyards of Pouilly-Fumé cover an area of 1,262 hectares while those of Pouilly-sur-Loire total 31 hectares. Four distinctive soil types can be distinguished within the vineyards:  

 

  - Oxfordian Villiers limestone (“caillottes”)

  - Kimmeridgian marls with fossilized oyster shells (“terres blanches”)

  - Portlandian Barrois limestone (“caillottes”)

  - Cretaceous flinty clay (flint) 

 

The Pouilly-Fumé and Pouilly-sur-Loire areas of appellation cover the communes of Garchy, Mesves-sur-Loire, Pouilly-sur-Loire, St Andelain, St Laurent, St Martin-sur-Nohain, and Tracy-sur-Loire, all of which are in the Nièvre department. Grape varieties: Sauvignon Blanc and Chasselas.

The vineyards ofPouilly-Fumé and Pouilly-sur-Loire


Located between Burgundy and the old French province known as Le Berry, the vineyards of Pouilly-Fumé cover an area of 1,262 hectares while those of Pouilly-sur-Loire total 31 hectares. Four distinctive soil types can be distinguished within the vineyards:    
- Oxfordian Villiers limestone (“caillottes”)
- Kimmeridgian marls with fossilized oyster shells (“terres blanches”)
- Portlandian Barrois limestone (“caillottes”)
- Cretaceous flinty clay (flint) 

The Pouilly-Fumé and Pouilly-sur-Loire areas of appellation cover the communes of Garchy, Mesves-sur-Loire, Pouilly-sur-Loire, St Andelain, St Laurent, St Martin-sur-Nohain, and Tracy-sur-Loire, all of which are in the Nièvre department.
Grape varieties: Sauvignon Blanc and Chasselas.