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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  • Macon Village Reserve Collovray et Terrier 2013

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    This wine was served with the fish course at a wedding lunch I attended at the ... ... from 26 communes in the Maconnais ie. the area around the town of Macon in southern Burgundy.If all the grapes come from just one of these communes then the name of that commune may be named on the label. Collovray et Terrier is a well known negociant house... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Louis Jadot Macon-Lugny 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by Bringold


  • Ropiteau Freres Macon Villages White 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Louis Jadot Pouilly-Fuisse 2013

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    Green apples and pineapple on the nose. Good acidity. Oak stands tall on the finish. Not especially impressed considering the price point. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Pierre Gruber Macon-Villages 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by boykinjw


  • MJ, plus 1 on Mark's comment re: that awesome paella, hope it tasted as ... as ... chardonnay from the Maconnais region. On the nose there's citrus and lemon oil. The palate is young and fresh with lemon/lemon cream, some slight salinity, a touch of ripe green apple, medium acidity and a medium length finis Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • Domaine Sangouard Guyot Pouilly Fuisse Terroirs 2012

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    Really nice chard from Pouilly-Fuisse. On the nose there's citrus and lemon oil. The palate is young and fresh with lemon/lemon cream, some slight salinity, a touch of ripe green apple, medium acidity and a medium length finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Burgundy is a lot bigger when you add in the Maconnais, Chablis, Beaujolais.  But no one is collecting those and then cashing in at auction, save for a few top-end Chablis.  It's the Cote d'Or that folks collect, and it's long enough, but it's even narrower than the Napa Valley.  And only a little of it is grown on--not like Napa where they plan... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Jadot Louis Pouilly Fuisse 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


  • Croix de Montceau Saint-Veran 2010

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    This Saint-Veran was discounted and worth a try - being a worthy neighbour of Pouilly-Fuisse and a wine I have not tried for some time. This older vintage was bright yellow in colour and aging nicely with an appealing scent of anise and apple crumble and a smooth, characterful entry and finish with more apple, peach and oily anise. Very good v... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


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