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Pouilly-Fuissé is a dry, medium-full bodied, white wine from the Burgundy wine-producing region of France located approximately in the center of the country and is commonly made from the Chardonnay grape variety. Specifically, Pouilly-Fuissé is made near the city of Mâcon and all of Mâcon's white wines are 100 percent Chardonnay.

Pouilly-Fuissé carries its own appellation.

Pouilly-Fuissé is not to be confused with Pouilly-Fumé, which is made from the Sauvignon Blanc grape variety, in the southeastern portion of the Loire Valley wine-producing region of France, which spans the northwest corner of the country.

The 1971 vintage Pouilly-Fuisse Louis Jadot was selected for competition in the New York Wine Tasting of 1973. Robert Lawrence Balzer assembled 14 leading wine experts including France’s Alexis Lichine. They evaluated 23 Chardonnays from California, New York, and France in a blind tasting before an assemblage of 250 members of the New York Food and Wine Society.

The group was surprised when California Chardonnays received the top four scores. Fifth place went to the 1969 Beaune Clos des Mouches Joseph Drouhin. Other French wines in the competition were the 1970 Corton-Charlemagne Louis Latour and the 1970 Chassagne-Montrachet Marquis de Laguiceh Joseph Drouhin.

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