Pouilly-sur-Loire AOC is an appellation for a 100% Chasselas (de Moissac) dry white wine from the Central Vineyards region of the Loire Valley. Pouilly-sur-Loire comes from exactly the same 7 communes as Pouilly-Fumé, the difference being latter is made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc.

The name derives from Pouilly-sur-Loire, one of seven communes in the Nièvre (58) department on the Loire’s right bank which comprise this appellation (see below).

Communes (10): Garchy. | Mesves-sur-Loire. | Pouilly-sur-Loire. | Saint-Andelain. | Saint-Laurent-l’Abbaye. | Saint-Martin-sur-Nohain. | Tracy-sur-Loire.

Wine production & vineyard area2002 40ha (Guide Hachette des Vins 2004, p.982).

Tasting note: A light, modestly flavoured, relatively soft-tasting and very much early drinking dry white wine. Oz Clarke (2015, p.212) describes it as ‘light appley’.

Wineries

Certified organic: Domaine du Bouchot. | Jonathan Didier Pabiot.