If you haven’t already guessed, Pouilly-Fuisse is a French white wine. It hails from the famed and much celebrated Burgundy region in France. Although its name and heritage suggests a stuffy and unapproachable wine, it is far from it. Elegant? Absolutely. Stuffy? Not at all.

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Invest in a book about French wines. Author Robert F. Joseph has written a series on French wines. Check them out on Amazon’s website or go to your local bookstore.

Understand that Pouilly-Fuisse is a region, not a grape. Pouilly-Fuisse is made from Chardonnay grapes. The “terroir” is made up of limestone and clay; this is what contributes to Pouilly-Fuisse’s dominant characteristics and flavors.

Study the general characteristics of Pouilly-Fuisse. The main characteristics in this wine are described as being slightly creamy and buttery, with full and crisp fruit flavors. The finish on this wine is long and lingers on the palate.

Know when to drink Pouilly-Fuisse. Yes, anytime is a good time for wine, but it is suggested that you drink this wine when it is at least five years old.

Learn how to experience all of the flavors of Pouilly-Fuisse. Begin by serving it at a temperature of between 50 to 55 degrees and allow it to slowly warm in the glass as you sip to allow it to open up in both flavor and aroma.


  • Use the proper wine glass. Wine glasses are designed specifically to deliver the full tastes and aromas of wine to your mouth and nose. Choose a tall, slightly tapered white wine glass.