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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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  • Charlet Vire Clesse Vieilles Vignes 2011

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    Intense and oper fumed with herb stem, thistle, beet root aromas layered over a base of roasted raspberry fruit. Bright, crisp and rather transparent in the mouth this shows off some almost black raspberry fruit framed with softly toasty notes and a gentle earthiness. lue fruit aromas emerge on the backend along with some beet root notes all lea... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Charlet Vire Clesse Vieilles Vignes 2011

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    Spicy and floral on the nose with plenty of herbal accents to the soft strawberry fruit. very broad and wide open in the mouth with raspberries and strawberries. Fruity and simple but fresh and with enough structure to remain firm in the mouth though this is a touch creamy at times. 85pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Domaine de la Soufrandise Mâcon-Fuissé le Ronté 2008

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    This Macon-Fuissé (a top village) at 5 years seemed a doubtful purchase, but the price was a charm (50% reduced), and the color seemed relatively youthful, so although the hew is deeper yellow, the nose is of ginger, baked apple with a certain flinty aspect; en bouche, there is apple pie, fruit compote and baking spice plus a clean, spring-water... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Charlet Vire Clesse Vieilles Vignes 2011

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    I bought this bottle of wine from my local supermarket where it was on special offer for £5.Brouilly is the largest and most southerly of the 'Cru Beaujolais' AOC's and is named after a hill [extinct granite volcano] called Mount Brouilly around which the grapes are grown.Another Cru Beaujolais,the Cotes de Brouilly,is an AOC where the grapes ar... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Barton & Guestier Macon-Villages 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by CestMoi


  • Jean-Claude Thevenet Macon Pierreclos 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by Austinista


  • Pouilly-Fuisse. Louis Jadot 2011

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    really nice, Almost like a chardonnay with more complexity and less acrid smoke taste Read More

    Wine review by JustSayin


  • Clos du Chapitre Viré-Clessé 2008

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    A bright golden colour, this Macon wine has pear, butterscotch and a hint of lime on the nose with a quite dry, elegant entry. The palate receives muted pear, apple and diacetyl notes. Finish is medium and just a touch warm. A very decent Burgundian Chardonnay at its peak (or just beyond it). Drink up. 87 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Domaine Fabrice Larochette Pouilly Fuisse 2009

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    A flowery and strawberry aroma Color was clear. On the palate faint hints of strawberry, peach, melon, and some banana. The finish was short but very refreshing. Can drink with or without food. Read More

    Wine review by zinfandel1


  • Latour Macon-Lugny 'Les Genievres' 2011

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    Similar to the 2010 vintage but a touch more on the round, smooth side without as much acidity. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


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