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Pouilly-sur-Loire is an Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) for white wine in the Loire Valley region of France. It is specifically produced around Pouilly-sur-Loire in the Nièvre department and was awarded AOC status by a decree issued on July 31, 1937

Wine region
Year established1937
Country France
Total area60 ha
Grapes producedChasselas



The vineyards cover 60 hectares (150 acres) on the right bank of the Loire, opposite the Sancerre vineyards.

The appellation's area covers the communes of Garchy, Mesves-sur-Loire, Pouilly-sur-Loire, Saint-Andelain, Saint-Laurent-l'Abbaye, Saint-Martin-sur-Nohain and Tracy-sur-Loire in the Nièvre department.


Pouilly-sur-Loire is mainly produced from Chasselas grapes, with Sauvignon Blanc as a supplementary variety. (Its more famous neighbours Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé are made from Sauvignon Blanc only.)

It is a pale yellow in colour. The wine is light and lively.


Further readingEdit

  • Colette Hanicotte: Vins et vignobles de France. Éditions Larousse, Paris 1997 - 2001.