Definition of Pouilly in English:



mass noun
  • Any of various dry white wines produced in central France.

    • ‘With lunch my choice is often for a Pouilly Fume, especially for the Cuvee Silex of Didier Dagueneau or that of Guy Saget.’
    • ‘'This is a well-priced Pouilly Fume' is an appellation that has quickly become expensive.’
    • ‘We went the whole hog ordering the Pouilly Fuisse Vieilles Vignes Domaine Cordier, 2000 for EUR 99.’
    • ‘Pouilly Fume is from the Radcliffe's Regional Classics range at Thresher.’
    • ‘Comparisons with Pouilly-Fumé, made just a few miles upstream on the opposite bank, are inevitable, although both are relatively large, heterogeneous appellations, Sancerre even more than Pouilly.’
    • ‘So I would like everyone to drink Pouilly Fumé.’
    • ‘The result, brochet au beurre blanc, washed down with a fine bottle of Pouilly Fumé, was quite delicious.’
    • ‘The perfect counterpoint to this opulence is a lean and unfussy sauvignon blanc, such as this classical Pouilly Fume.’
    • ‘Try a Pouilly Fumé - La Ducette makes a nice one for $23.95-or a Savenniéres, produced from the chenin blanc grape.’
    • ‘Even The Guardian, a newspaper popular with brie-nibbling, Pouilly Fuisse-sipping liberals, had to admit it: relations between Britain and France haven't been this bad for 40 years.’
    • ‘Millions of drinkers steer clear of wines such as Gewurztraminer and Pouilly Fume, worried they will look silly when they get the names wrong when ordering, according to new research.’
    • ‘What was then known as Grand Pouilly, and subsequently became known as Pouilly-Fuissé, was introduced to the United States in the 1930s, immediately after the Repeal of Prohibition.’
    • ‘The slightly smoky aftertaste of the Pouilly Fume goes very well with fish dishes and this example is very well rounded.’
    • ‘Pouilly Fume from the Radcliffe's Regional Classics range, £10.99 at Thresher Not for me at that price’
    • ‘I confess, however, that at times I am perfectly willing to settle for a good Champagne, Pouilly Fuisse or Muscadet.’
    • ‘This Drouet Pouilly Fume exhibits fine, fresh, high-octane fruit, coupled with astounding flinty minerality and smokiness.’
    • ‘We then moved upmarket with a bottle of Pouilly-Fume, Domaine Denis Gaudry for £24.95, again superb value for our buck.’
    • ‘The load consisted of a mixture of Champagne and French white wine, including Pouilly Fume, Domaine du Rochoy Sancerre, Ritz and Jacquart Champagne.’
    • ‘The Pouilly Fumé is very drinkable, but £30 will blow French minds clean away.’
    • ‘We ordered a bottle of Pouilly Fume Domainede Maltaverne 2001 for €28.60.’


The name, or part of the name, of several French villages where such wines are produced.