🇫🇷BURGUNDYMaconnais


MACONNAIS IS–   AOC.10     ~Permier Cru~ 22     @Macon

  • BLANC= Chardonnay 80%, Aligote  |   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), COMMUNES-(43)-
  • 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, Silica, Granite

  • 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 d’Ore and Chalonnais, Resulting In a Style of Chardonnay That is Little Riper.

VINICULTURE ? ha. Planted,  (White 14%/ Red 86%)

  • **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/ Hilly/ Mountainous
  • 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, Pierreclos, Prisse, St. Gengoux, Uchizy, Vergisson, Solutre-Pouilly, Verze, Vinzelles
    • Serrieres(Only Village Produceing Red/ Rose)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary
  • VITICULTURE- 1,985 ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers- Albert Bichot, De la Bongran(J. Thevenet), Cave de Lugny, Chene, Des Gandines, Guerrin & Fils, Guffens-Heynen, Henri-Perrusset, Les Heritiers du Comte Lafon, Jean-Marc Boillot, De la Jobeline, Joseph Drouhin, Leflaive, Leroy, Louis Jadot, Olivier Merlin, Robert-Denogent, Talmard Gerald
  •  VINICULTURE- 
    • Producers Are Permitted to Use the Name of the Village On Their Label or Just Use the Macon Villages Moniker On the Label.
  • 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, AOC. Wines Must Be 100% Chardonnay.
    • 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, Eric Forest(7.5ha.), Ferrand, Ferret Lorton, De Fuisse, Fussiacus, Georges Burrier, Gilles Morat, Guffens-Heynen, JA Ferret(18ha.), Leflaive, Louis Jadot, Manoir du Capucin, Robert-Denogent, Roc des Boutires(4.2ha.)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, La Croix, Frerie, Les Morlays, En Montgarcin, Perrieres, Servy, Vers Chanes
    • ~PREMIER CRU~ (22/ 194 ha.)
      • COMMUNEVergisson-  En Buland, Bois Dayer, Bois du Molard, Le Champ Rocher, En Chatenay, Combe Poncet, La Cote, Les Courtelongs, La Croux, Les Crays, En Duche, En France, Le Gorge au Loup, Le Grand Pre, La Marechaude, Au Metertiere,, Le Moulin, Le Nambret, Petite Croix, Les Piasses, Le Sabotier, Sur la Roche, Vignes Dessus, Vignes de la l’Eau, La Vigne des Vercheres
      • COMMUNESolutre-Pouilly- Aux Bouthieres, Aux Chailloux, Le Clos de Solutre, La Frerie, Pouilly, En Servy, Terres du Perret, Ver Cras(Laps), Au Vignerais
      • COMMUNEFuisse- Les Brules, Le Clos, Les Menetrieres, Les Perrieres, Les Reisses, Vers Cras(Laps), Les Vignes Blanches
      • COMMUNEChaintre- Aux Quarts, Les Chevrieres, Le Clos de Monsieur Noly, Le Clos Reyssier
  • CULTURE- 1936 AOC. Officially Established

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- Chardigny, 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, Pinot Blanc   |    ROUGE= Pinot Noir, Gamay
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Burgundy, SUB-ZONE-Maconnais(South),  @Hw.#A6
    • DEPARTMENT-Saone-et-Loire, South-West of Macon-City(5km.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt.200 mt.- 250 mt.
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Clay/ Limestone
  • VITICULTURE- 33.85 ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers- Cave de Grands Crus, Clos des Rocs,”Monopole“, Frederic Trouillet, Jules Desjourneys, Laurent Cognard, Marcel Couturier, Tripoz, Trouillet, Vins Auvique
    • Vineyards- Au Barres, Aux Scelles, En Chantone, La Colonge, Clos des Rocs,  Les Mures, Les Quatre Saisons
  • CULTURE- 1940- AOC. Officially Established.

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
    • Vineyards- Aux Bourgeois, Les Buchardieres, Les Bois Preaux, Clos du Grand-Pere, Les Longeays, Les Petaux, Les Quarts, Sency, Les Vercheres

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.