The history of the Pouilly-sur-Loire vineyards is inseparable from that of the Pouilly-Fumé appellation. These vineyards also date back to the 5th century, during the Gallo-Roman period. It wasn’t until the 12th century that the appellation increased in size, largely due to the monks who cultivated the vines to produce communion wine. Chasselas, the signature grape variety of this appellation, made the reputation and fortune of the Pouilly winegrowers by producing table grapes to supply the famous ‘Halles’ in Paris. This came to an end in the 19th century when phylloxera (aphid parasite of the vine) devastated the vineyards. It was only at the beginning of the 20th century that a few hectares of Chasselas were replanted in memory of this glorious period.