🇫🇷BURGUNDYMaconnais


MACONNAIS IS–   AOC.10     ~Permier Cru~ 22     @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- Flat/ 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.

CLIMATE Continental

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.

**Refer to BURGUNDY/ Home For Detailed Information On Burgundy as a Region.



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, REGIONBurgundy, 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- 1,985 ha. 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, Jean Thevenet/ La Bngran, Pascal Bonhomme, Rijckaert f Rouve

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, SLOPES/ ?, +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- Auvigue, Barraud, Beauregard, Bouchacourt, Bret Brothers, Chalet-Pouilly, Cheveau, Christophe Perraton, Du Clos, Daniel Pollier, Denuziller, Dominique et Christine Martin, Dominique Cornin, Deus Roches, Edmond Laneyrie, Ferrand, Ferret Lorton, De Fuisse, Fussiacus, Georges Burrier, Gilles Morat, Guffens-Heynen, JA Ferret, Louis Jadot, Manoir du Capucin, Robert-Denogent, Roger Lassarat, Rontets, Sangouard-Guyot, Saumaize Michelin, Simon Ravaud, Sophie Cinier, Sylvaine et Alain Normand, Thibert Pere et Fils, Trouillet, Vincent Girardin, Des Quarts, Vitallis
    • Vinyards- Les Bouthieres, Les Chailloux, Frerie, Les Morlays, En Montgarcin, Perrieres, Servy, Vers Chanes
    • ~PREMIER CRU~ (22/ 194 ha.)
      • COMMUNEChaintre- Aux Quarts, Les Chevrieres, Le Clos de Monsieur Noly, Le Clos Reyssier
      • COMMUNEFuisse- Les Brules, Le Clos, Les Menetrieres, Les Perrieres, Les Reisses, Vers Cras(Laps), Les Vignes Blanches
      • COMMUNESolutre-Pouilly- Aux Bouthieres, Aux Chailloux, Le Clos de Solutre, La Frerie, Pouilly, En Servy, Ver Cras(Laps), Au Vignerais
      • COMMUNEVergisson- Les Crays, En France, La Marechaude, Sur la Roche

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, SLOPES/ ?, +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.