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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  • Daniel Barraud

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Mâconnais on Snooth

  • 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


  • Maison Thomas Bassot Macon Villages 2012

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    Green apple and a surprising floral note on the nose. Nice fruit in the mouth with good acidity and a long mineral laced finish. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Louis Jadot Macon-Villages Chardonnay 2013

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    Green apples on the nose. Surprisingly fruity on the palate with nice acidity and a clean finish. This is a relatively ripe wine despite the 12% abv. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Talmard Macon Uchizy 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


  • Pouilly-Fuisse. Bouchard Pere et Fils 2012

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    (Past tasting 5 Oct 2014) Honey on nose and palate. Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Daniel et Martine Barraud Pouilly Fuissé la Verchère 2011

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    Wine review by MrRiesling


  • Domaine Ja Ferret Pouilly-Fuissé Tournant de Pouilly 2012

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    This is a wine that benefits from some time. Its neither easy nor is it tough, yet it is entirely obvious. This is partially due to the fact it is on a sheer limestone soil. Whatever the viticultural aspects, the wine is vinous yet robust and hence perplexingly compelling. 92 pts Read More

    Wine review by Christy Canterbury MW


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