Pouilly Fuissé and Pouilly Fumé are the names of two different types of wine made from the same grape.

Answer: False.

The names are so similar, that it’s easy to confuse these two wines. But they are made from different grapes and grown in different places. Pouilly Fuissé (poo-EE FWE-say) is made from chardonnay grapes and comes from France’s Burgundy region. It is characteristically round and sumptuous, with a slightly nutty and floral aroma. Pouilly Fumé (poo-EE FOO-may), on the other hand, is made from sauvignon blanc grapes grown in the Loire Valley. It tends to be lean and crisp, with a refreshingly flinty and mineral character. Pouilly Fuissé and Pouilly Fumé do have one thing in common: the pair fantastically well with shrimp, lobster, and other shellfish.

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