Mâconnais Wine


The Maconnais is the southernmost part of Burgundy, if you don’t count Beaujolais. It is best known for charming, not very expensive, usually unoaked Chardonnay, though the best wines from Pouilly-Fuisse and Vire-Clesse, among other appellations, can be world-class. A little red wine is made here, generally from Gamay, and it, too, can be fresh and delightful.

The most general appellation is Macon, followed by Macon-Villages. 43 villages are permitted to put their names on the label, and these wines generally offer a step up in quality. The best of these are great finds, because they are white Burgundies that one can actually afford to drink every day. Top Pouilly-Fuisse can be serious and ageworthy, but is still generally not very expensive.
– Description from juliabutareva

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    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Prosecco

    History of the grape: References to a lightly sparkling wine in the Veneto date back to the 1100s, but it was much sw...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Gamay

    History of the grape: Legend has it that it was brought over by the Romans in the first century BC to the town of Bea...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • Daniel Barraud

    The viticultural tradition has been part of the Domaine Barraud since the 19th century. Five gene...

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  • BLM, a nice chablis comes to mind.Back from Paso and getting back into the ... ... ... Popped a really nice Maconnais chard from Drouhin (St. Veran) to start off our weekend.Grilled some wild caught Alaskan salmon and asparagus (from somewhere) with Mahatma saffron yellow rice. Not to try to be too creative, I opened a 2010 Pinot from Moshin ... Read More

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  • Domaine Guerrin et Fils Saint-Veran le Clos Vessats 2014


    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Notting Hill [www.oddbins.com ] for £12. Saint Veran is an appellation created in 1971,although viticulture has been carried out in the area since at least the Romans,for white wines made of the chardonnay grape from 8 communes in the southern part of the Maconais region of Burgundy.Some of th... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Joseph Drouhin Joseph Drouhin Saint-Veran 2012


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    Wine review by Bobby Stardust

  • Domaine Roger Luquet Macon Villages "Les Mulots" 2013


    Nice. Citrus and pear notes with good mouth feel, high acid and smooth finish. Not particularly complex but very enjoyable. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • Domaine Guerrin et Fils Pouilly-Fuisse Vieilles Vignes 2014


    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Nptting Hill [ ... town ... town of Macon on the Cote de Maconnais in southern Burgundy. Domaine Guerrin is a family concern in this area. Their Vieille Vignes cuvee is made from vines over 40 years old grown on plots in the Vergisson commune vinified and aged in oak barrels.I started my bot... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Pouilly-Fuisse 2009


    Soft, Elegant with a hint of fruit to make it interesting. A perfect match for Chicken Picatta. Read More

    Wine review by zinfandel1

  • Domaine Gondard Perrin Vire-Clesse Vieilles Vignes 2012


    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Kensignton ... in the ... in the northern part of the Maconnais sub-region of Burgundy.This is about 10 miles north of the town of Macon itself. Domaine Gondard Perrin is a family owned concern in this area.I started my bottle today with my traditional British meal of fish and chips and I di... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Pierre Andre Pouilly-Fuisse 2014


    Horrible wine; worse than French pichet de vin.Jug wine tastes better than this. Read More

    Wine review by WMVC

  • Domaine Sangouard-Guyot Saint Veran 2014


    Solid white Burgundy with an attractive balance of minerality and fruit. We had it with sushi. It's an excellent buy and a very nice wine. Read More

    Wine review by gary bissell

  • Collovray & Terrier Saint-Veran Tradition 2012


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    Wine review by martins2002

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