🇫🇷BURGUNDYMaconnais


MACONNAIS IS AOC.10     ~Permier Cru~      @Macon

  • BLANC= Chardonnay 80%  |   ROUGE= Pinot Noir

GEOGRAPHY France, REGION-Burgundy(South), SUB-ZONE-Maconnais, LATITUDE: 46.3° ‘N’

  • DEPARTMENT-Saone-et-Loire, BORDERS: Chalonnais(North), Beaujolais(South)
  • BETWEEN: Grosne Valley(West), (35km. Long & 10km. Wide)
  • AOC.’s– Macon AOC., Macon Lugny AOC., Macon Villages AOC., Pouilly Fuisse AOC., Solutre-Pouilly AOC., Pouilly-Loche AOC., Pouilly-Vinzelles AOC., St. Veran AOC., Vire-Clesse AOC.

TOPOGRAPHY  FEATURES– “Rolling/ Hilly”,  SLOPES/ Monts du Maconnais, +Alt.400mt.-500mt.

  • Limestone Escarpments- Rocky Outcrop Solutre/ Vergisson of the Bajocian Age
  • On~Grosne~River~Tributary~Saone~River~

SOILS= Metamorphic”, “Sedimentary

  • Tilted Limestone Strata Overlaid With Clay, Many Alluvial Terraces

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VITICULTURE  CHALLENGES– Spring/ Fall, Rain, Hail, Cold

  • Maconnais is Slightly Warmer Than the Cote Nuits Resulting In a Style of Chardonnay That is Little Riper.

VINICULTURE ? ha. Planted

  • **Refer to “BURGUNDY/ Regional Appellations” For General Information.
  • LABELING– Sometimes Producers Use Name of Domaine and/ or Family Name On Label.


MACON AOC.     @Macon

  • BLANC= Chardonnay 90%   |   ROUGE= Gamay, Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Burgundy, SUB-ZONE-Mâconnais(North)
    • DEPARTMENT-Saone-et-Loire,  “Multi-Appellation”
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling”
  • SOILS= Metamorphic”, “Sedimentary
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURE– Wines Produced In Maconnais Non-Conforming to Dedicated AOC.
    • Estate/ Producers

SOLUTRE-POUILLY AOC.      @Solutre Pouilly

  • BLANC= Chardonnay   |   ROUGE= Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Burgundy, SUB-ZONE-Maconnais(North)
    • DEPARTMENT-Saone-et-Loire, COMMUNE-Solutre-Pouilly
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly” , +Alt.208mt. – 530mt.
    • SLOPES/ La Roche de Solutre– Limestone Escapement Overlooking Commune
  • SOILS= Metamorphic”, “Sedimentary
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– Vins Auvigue, Chalat Pouilly, Chapelle, Cheveau, Jean-Pierre, Leflaive, Manoir du Capucin, Robert-Denogent

MACON LUGNY AOC.     @Lugny

  • BLANC= Chardonnay   |    ROUGE= Pinot Noir, Gamay
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Burgundy, SUB-ZONE-Maconnais(Central)
    • DEPARTMENT-Saone-et-Loire
    • COMMUNES-Bissy-la-Mconnaise, Lugny, Saint-Gengoux-Scisse, Cruzille
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling”
  • SOILS= Metamorphic”, “Sedimentary
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– Bouchard Pere & Fils, Cave de Lugny, Terres Gentilles

MACON VILLAGES AOC.     @Macon

  • BLANC= Chardonnay    |    ROUGE= Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Burgundy, SUB-ZONE-Maconnais, DEPARTMENT-Saone-et-Loire
    • VILLAGES– (27) Aze, Bray, Burgy, Bussieres, Chaintre, Chardonnay, Charnay, Cruzzille, Davaye, Fuisse, Ige La Roche-Vineuse, Loche, Lugny, Mancy, Milly-Lamartine, Monbellet,  Perrone, Prisse, St. Gengoux, Uchizy, Vergisson, Solutre-Pouilly, Verze, Vinzelles
    • Serrieres(Only Village Produceing Red/ Rose
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling”
  • SOILS= Metamorphic”, “Sedimentary
  • VITICULTURE–  1,985ha. Planted,   Producers Are Permitted to Use the Name of the Village On Their Label or Just Use the Macon Villages Moniker On the Label
    • Estate/ Producers– Guerrin & Fils, Les Heritiers du Comte Lafon, Olivier Merlin
  • CULTURE– ~Macon Village~
    • An Appellation Title Given to the 26/27 Communes Across the Maconnais Region. These Villages Produce Wines That Are Considered a Step Up In Quality From the General Regional Macon Wines.

VIRE-CLESSE AOC.      @Vere-Clesse

  • BLANC= Chardonnay   |   ROUGE= Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Burgundy, SUB-ZONE-Maconnais(Central)
    • DEPARTMENT-Saone-et-Loire,  COMMUNES-Clesse, Laize, Montbellet, Vire
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling”
  • SOILS= Metamorphic”, “Sedimentary”, Fossiliferous Bajocien Limestone, Marly-Limestone
  • VITICULTURE– 437 ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– Guillemot-Michel Quintiane, Heritiers, Jean-Marie/ Sainte Barbe, Pascal Bonhomme, Jean Thevenet/ La Bngran

POUILLY FUISSE AOC.      @Pouilly Fuisse

  • BLANC= Chardonnay   |   ROUGE= ?
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Burgundy, SUB-ZONE-Maconnais(South),  @Hw.#N79
    • DEPARTMENT-Saone-et-Loire, West of Macon-City(      km.), (Laps)St. Veran AOC.
    • COMMUNES– Solutre-Pouilly, Fuisse, Vergisson, Chaintre
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”, +Alt.200mt.-450mt.
    • Pouilly Fuisse Marks the End of the Kimmeridgian Ridge “Contiguous-Limestone Basin“, That Runs From Southern England to France
  • SOILS= Metamorphic”, “Sedimentary, Clay, Granite, Limestone, Schist, Scree
  • VITICULTURE– 875ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– Barraud, Beauregard, Bret Brothers, Cheveau, Deus Roches, Ferrand, Fuisse, Gilles Morat, Guffens-Heynen, JA Ferret, Louis Jadot, Rontets, Saumaize Michelin, Trouillet, Vincent Girardin
    • Vinyards– Les Bouthieres, Les Chailloux, Le Clos, Les Crays, Frerie, Les Morlays, Menetrieres, En Montgarcin, Perrieres, Servy, Vers Chanes, Vignes Blanches

ST. VERAN AOC.      @St. Veran

  • BLANC= Chardonnay   |    ROUGE= Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Burgundy, SUB-ZONE-Maconnais(South)
    • DEPARTMENTS-Saone-et-Loire, (Laps)Pouilly Fuisse
    • COMMUNES-(North)- Davaye, Prisse, Saint-Pouilly, (South)- Chanes, Chasselas, Leynes, Saint-Amour, Saint-Verand
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling”
  • SOILS= Metamorphic”, “Sedimentary
  • VITICULTURE– 735ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– Guffens-Heynen, Heritiers du Comte Lafon, Jacques Saumaize, Sophie Cinier, Verget, Vignerons des Terres Secretes, Vins des Chaponnieres

POUILLY-LOCHE AOC.     @Pouilly-Loche

  • BLANC= Chardonnay   |    ROUGE= Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Burgundy, SUB-ZONE-Maconnais(South),  @Hw.#A6
    • DEPARTMENT-Saone-et-Loire
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling”
  • SOILS= Metamorphic”, “Sedimentary
  • VITICULTURE– 32ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– Cave de Grands Crus, Frederic Trouillet, Laurent Cognard
    • Vineyards– Les Mures, Clos des Rocs, La Colonge

POUILLY-VINZELLES AOC.     @Pouilly-Vinzelles

  • BLANC= Chardonnay   |   ROUGE= Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Burgundy, SUB-ZONE-Maconnais(South)
    • DEPARTMENT-Saone-et-Loire,  COMMUNES-Vinzelles, Loche
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling”, +Alt. 200mt.-250mt.
  • SOILS= Metamorphic”, “Sedimentary, Jurasssic(Bathonien/ Bajocien Limestone)
  • VITICULTURE– 54ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– Abelanet-Laneyrie, Bret Brothers, Cave des Grands Crus Blancs, Celine Laurent Tripoz, Soufrandiere

Regional/ Generic Appellations of Bourgogne

BOURGOGNE BLANC AOC.      @Burgundy

  • BLANC= Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gri
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Burgundy(Greater)
  • **Refer to “BURGUNDY/ Home” For Detailed Information On Bourgogne Blanc.

BOURGOGNE ROUGE AOC.     @Burgundy

  • ROUGE= Pinot Noir, Cesar(Only In Yonne Department)
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Burgundy(Greater)
  • **Refer to “BURGUNDY/ Home” For Detailed Information On Bourgogne Rouge.

CREMANT De BOURGOGNE AOC.     @Burgundy

  • BLANC= Aligote, Chardonnay, Melon de Bourgogne, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gri, Sacy
  • ROUGE= Gamay, Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Burgundy(Greater)
  • **Refer to “BURGUNDY/ Home” For Detailed Information On Cremant de Bourgogne.

Indication Geographique Protegee IGP. Maconnais

  • BIANC= Any White Grapes Varieties Approved For Production In Maconnais.
  • ROUGE= Any Red Grapes Varieties Approved For Production In Maconnais.
  • VITICULTURE– Wine/ Grapes Produced In “Maconnais” Non-Conforming to AOC.

SAONE-Et LOIRE IGP.

  • GEOGRAPHY– France, Burgundy, Catchment For Maconnais


**Refer to “BIBLIOGRAPHY/ Sources” For Details On Scholarly Works Referenced.