After 10 years of campaigning, the winegrowers of Pouilly-Fuissé can finally produce some Premier Cru wines in a first for the Mâconnais.
For the past decade, the Organisme de Défense et de Gestion (or ODG, for “Defense and Management Organization”) management body for the Pouilly-Fuissé AOC has been working with the INAO to have Premier Cru wines from this appellation finally recognized. Nothing has been overlooked with the reputation, usage, and natural characteristics of each plot being scrupulously studied down to the tiniest detail.
This work has resulted in the classification of 22 Premier Cru Climats, representing 194 hectares, or 24% of the total Pouilly-Fuissé AOC. They are spread across the appellation’s four communes, namely Chaintré, Fuissé, Solutré-Pouilly, and Vergisson.
Unlike the other Bourgogne Village AOCs, those from the Mâconnais have never had any Climats classified as Premier Cru. The ODG management body of the Pouilly-Fuissé AOC was the first to request that the superior characteristics of certain plots should be acknowledged. The application for these plots to be upgraded to Premier Cru status was first lodged in 2010.
Source: Vins de Bourgogne..