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.
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  • Merlot

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

  • 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...

  • Prosecco

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

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  • Cordier

    United since the merger of two century-old trading houses, Cordier and Mestrezat.The Cordier Mest...

  • Daniel Barraud

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

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  • Unfortunately it seems your hosts are probably not all that in-the-know about ... in nearby areas (e.g. the Maconnais). Do be sure to spend what you're able on meals out, too. So much to glean from the efforts of Lyonnaise restaurateurs. Aside from how good it'll all taste you'll be wanting to reproduce some of those efforts once back home. Pl... Read More

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  • I knew I could count on you guys! Thanks so much for such great ... me ... me some! Beaujolais and Maconnais sound great! I love whites and reds. I actually have a thing for Roussanne (Stolpman turned me on to it) and I was hoping to find some on this trip.Also, I did write to the Lyon tourist office! I would take a tour, if I found the right ... Read More

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  • Here's the Les Halles indoor market which always (rightfully so) gets a lot ... then further south into the Maconnais....  :-)Have bought wine here:Oysters and escargots here: Cheeses here: Charcuterie here: White asparagus here: Etc., etc., guessing you get the picture.  This is a pretty upscale place, though, so I only visit it once or twice ... Read More

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  • Have you been to Burgundy before? Lyon deserves a day or more (far more) for ... ... on Beaujolais and the Maconnais and the excellent related joys of Lyon itself would be more than enough for three or four days. Dijon is a better base for the Cote d'Or .Chateauneuf du Pape is a whole other region too far downriver if you're also heading nort... Read More

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  • Saint-Veran 'Les Charmones' 2015

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a local shop [www.boroughwines.co.uk] for £12. Saint Veran is an appellation created in 1931, 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 the communes... Read More

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  • Vignerons de Mancey les Essentielles de Mancy Macon-Mancey 2014

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  • Deux Roches Vire-Clesse Tradition Collovray & Terrier 2014

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  • Domaine des Poncetys Macon Davaye 2015

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  • Domaine Auvigue Macon Solutre le Moulin du Pont 2014

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  • Domaine des Deux Roches Saint-Veran Rives de Longsault 2012

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