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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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  • J. A. Ferret Pouilly-Fuisse les Menetrieres 2012

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    This mid-slope vineyard faces directly east. It tastes of dried white peaches and millefeuille pastry. Its delicate in flavor but just round enough on the palate to show some love handles. 93 pts Read More

    Wine review by Christy Canterbury MW


  • Domaine Guffens-Heynen Pouilly-Fuissé Tris des Hauts des Vignes 2013

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    This can be an economical wine in both cash and calories: you can spend hours smelling it without ever bothering to taste it. It is exotically spicy with a full rack of baking spices fortified by crispy piecrust notes. Hardly short on fruit, it is packed with ripe apples, pears and nectarines. 93 pts Read More

    Wine review by Christy Canterbury MW


  • Domaine Guffens-Heynen Pouilly-Fuissé Extremis 2012

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    Jammed with floral and spice notes, this wine isn't short of personality! It's mouth-filling and hard to resist to the last drop. For New World wine drinkers looking to "convert" to the "source" of Burgundy, this is a great way to go. 93 pts Read More

    Wine review by Christy Canterbury MW


  • Domaine Guffens-Heynen Mâcon-Pierreclos Tri de Chavigne 2011

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    Producer Jean-Marie Guffens-Heynen teases that if you divide the price by the seconds this wine finishes on the palate, it's a brilliant deal. There is definitely truth to that! This wine is still impressively pale with neon-green highlights in its core. It's packed with pit fruits: apricot, peach and roasted yellow plums. 93 pts Read More

    Wine review by Christy Canterbury MW


  • Pouilly Fuissé les Perrières 2011

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    Startling in its freshness and vibrant acidity, the accompanying roundness on the palate gives this wine completeness. Its flavors are delicate but hardly weak. This is archetypal Mâconnais Chardonnay. 94 pts Read More

    Wine review by Christy Canterbury MW


  • Domaine Guffens-Heynen Mâcon-Pierreclos Tri de Chavigne 2011

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    Producer Jean-Marie Guffens-Heynen teases that if you divide the price by the seconds this wine finishes on the palate, it's a brilliant deal. There is definitely truth to that! This wine is still impressively pale with neon-green highlights in its core. It's packed with pit fruits: apricot, peach and roasted yellow plums. 93 pts Read More

    Wine review by Christy Canterbury MW


  • Pouilly Fuissé les Perrières 2011

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    Startling in its freshness and vibrant acidity, the accompanying roundness on the palate gives this wine completeness. Its flavors are delicate but hardly weak. This is archetypal Mâconnais Chardonnay. 94 pts Read More

    Wine review by Christy Canterbury MW


  • Drouhin Saint-Veran 2012

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    Excellent chardonnay from Drouhin - Burgundy. Lemon cream, key lime, slate, minerality, a bit of saline and a good bite of acidity. Not overly complex or deep but a nice, mouth watering chard from a great producer. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Louis Jadot Macon Villages France Burgundy Maconnais Macon Villages 2006

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    Wine review by amina316


  • Drouhin Joseph Saint Veran 2010

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    Very much like a Chablis in brightness, but unoaked Chardonnay, refreshing. Waiter suggested this with a pounded and planko covered pork dish...a surprising choice due to the red chile sauce the pork sat in, but paired very well. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


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