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Macon
 

 
In the past, Macon was known for its red wine.

Nowadays, Macon is the largest producing area of white wine in Burgundy.

White wine in Macon is light and dry. It is typically an everyday wine, rather cheap and pleasant.

Red wine is still produced. It is light to medium and fruity.

Macon Supérieur wines come from the same area but have more alcohol which explain why they are called "superieur".

Actually, most of the Superieur wines are sold under the regular Macon classification.

Macon Villages winemaking process is similar to Superieur, but wines are distinctively better. Only white wine in Macon Villages.
 

Mâcon wine information :

Appellation:

Appellation Mâcon Controlée

Appellation Mâcon Supérieur Controlée

Appellation Mâcon Villages Controlée (white wine only)

Location: From Tournus to Mâcon city
Place:

Mâcon, Péronne, Igé, Azé, Vergisson, Chardonnay, Tournus, etc

Soil:

Limestone
Chalk

Size: 4,100 ha (10,000 acres)
Production:

13 million bottles

Grapes:

Red: Pinot Noir and Gamay
White: Chardonnay

Type of wines:

Light dry white wine
Light fruity red wine
A few rosé wines

Age:

White: 2 to 3 years
Red: 2 to 5 years

Vintages:
(recommended)
2006, 2005, 2003
Aromas:

White:
Almond
Nut
Flower

Mâcon and Food:

White:
Oysters
Chicken in white cream
Asp
aragus
Cold meat

Mâcon and Cheese:

 

White wine:
Banon
Boursin
Comté
Charolais
Reblochon
Cheddar

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