Posted on 8th September 2017 by JN Wine
Pouilly Fumé (Pooay Foo-may)
What is it?
It is a white wine from the Loire region in France and is made from the Sauvignon Blanc grape. Pouilly Fumé is very similar to Sancerre which is also made from Sauvignon Blanc but from vineyards on the other side of the river.
What does Pouilly Fumé taste like?
It is a vibrant, fresh white wine usually with flavours of grapefruit, lemon, cut grass or flint. It is similar to NZ Sauvignon Blanc but less intensely aromatic and a bit more subdued.
What does Pouilly Fumé go with?
It’s delicious with fish, shellfish or goats cheese.
For a cheaper alternative try this beautiful Sauvignon Blanc:
Pouilly Fuissé (Pooay Fwee-say)
What is Pouilly Fuissé?
It is a white wine from the Burgundy region of France made from the Chardonnay grape. Pouilly Fuissé is in the southern part of Burgundy in a region known as the Maconnais.
What does Pouilly Fuissé taste like?
It is usually aged in oak before bottling and a richer and more full-bodied style of wine. It has ripe stone fruit flavours of peach and apricot and some toasty notes from the oak ageing. The wines may also have a buttery or nutty flavour from barrel ageing.
What should I eat with Pouilly Fuisse?
These wines are a perfect match with roast chicken, pork or luxurious shellfish such as lobster or langoustines in a buttery sauce.