|Region: Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Prefecture: Nevers
A predominantly rural departement with forests,, with the Loire river forming its western border. The motor-racing circuit at Magny-Cours is just south of the capital Nevers. Nièvre is well known for its white wine, Pouilly Fumé. The vineyards are scattered around villages including Pouilly-Sur-Loire, which lends its name to the appellation, Tracy sur Loire, Boisgibault, Saint Andelain. The word fumé is French for "smoky", and it is said the name comes from the smoky or flinty quality of these wines. The only grape allowed in the Pouilly-Fumé AC is Sauvignon blanc, which produces wines that are generally crisp, tart, and somewhat grassy.
Holiday Accommodation in the Nievre département: Hotels, B&Bs, self-catering