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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  • I'm a big chardonnay fan, too, usually in CA from Sonoma and just south of ... ... from Chablis down to the Maconnais. Value propositions are more important to me than they used to be, so I'm unfortunately drinking less good Le Montrachet than I used to.  ;-(Leeuwins work for me, but I prefer them with a little bottle age and after they've bre... Read More

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  • Cave de Lugny Mâcon-Lugny "Les Charmes" 2010

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    Decent but not great macon lugny chardonnay. Hints of lemon cream and little minerality, medium acidity and short to medium finish. Not bad for the price but nothing special either. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Bouchard Aine et Fils Macon-Villages Chardonnay 2011

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    Decent enough Macon Villages chardonnay, just nothing special. Nice bite of lemon cream, medium acidity and a fairly short finish. Expected a bit more acidity but this was somewhat flat and non-descriptive. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Jadot Louis Pouilly Fuisse 2012

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  • Domaine Michel Cheveau Pouilly Fuissé les Trois Terroirs 2011

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  • Jadot Louis Pouilly Fuisse 2012

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  • Bouchard Aine & Fils Pouilly-Fuisse 2006

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  • Pouilly-Fuisse. Louis Jadot 2011

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    Although this was the release from the past year, it still had the consistency I have always respected from this very fine French wine. Read More

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  • Jj Vincent Pouilly Fuisse Marie Antoinette 2011

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    Very nice Pouilly-Fuisse chardonnay with good acidity, lemon peel, green apple, a touch of oak and a bit of earthiness on the nose and back of the mouth. Opens up nicely with a bit of warmth and air. Read More

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  • Georges Duboeuf Macon-Villages Domainles Chenevi 2011

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    Rather floral on the nose with an edge of caramel/black licorice candy framing the core of juniper tinged wild black and red fruits all laid over a bit or dark moist earth. legnat on entry, this has lovely ripe fruit, blackberry tinged aromatic in the mouth along with subtle african violet, licorice and earthy tones. Lively acidity brighten the... Read More

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