Fumé has an unusual flavor for a dry
white wine: a strong flavor of musk and smoked.
sur Loire is a different wine made with Chasselas
grape variety. It should be drunk young. When
the phylloxera destroyed all the vines 2 centuries
ago, vine growers replace them with Sauvignon to create the Pouilly Fumé. Nowadays Pouilly
sur Loire makes less than 5% of the production
is very close from Sancerre,
just on the other side of the river. However both
wines are a little bit different. Pouilly Fumé is
probably thicker, deeper and has more structure.
not confuse Pouilly Fumé with Pouilly
a white wine from Burgundy.
Fumé wine information :
Pouilly Fumé Controlée
part of the Loire Valley
East of Sancerre and Bourges
sur Loire, Saint Andelain, Tracy sur Loire,