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The world has become increasingly aware of what many savvy French have known for a long time, there is some serious tasty vino and affordable vino coming out of the Mâcon.

This has been further supported by acquisitions in Mâcon from Domains including Meusaults Comte Lafon, both an acknowledgment of the quality potential of the region and the cost of expansion in the Côte d’Or.

The Mâconnais is the soul of southern Burgundy, extending over some 40 km of the Côte Chalonnaise as far as the Rock of Solutré.  The vines occupy a landscape of little hills and valleys, and are bordered on one side by the river Saône and the Grosne on the other. Vines were first planted here in Gallo-Roman times and were fostered in the Middle Ages by the powerful abbeys of Tournus and Cluny.

We’ve seen acquisitions in Mâcon from Domains including Meusaults Comte Lafon, both an acknowledgment of the quality potential of the region and the cost of expansion in the Côte d’Or. The world has become increasingly aware of what many savvy French have known for a long time, there is some serious tasty vino and affordable vino coming out of the Mâcon.

Today the Mâconnais represents the biggest winegrowing area in Burgundy and is home to the Mâcon AOC, which covers 4224 ha. Established in in 1937, this regional appellation is divided into three levels, which correspond to production under different sites, regulations and of varying quality levels.

The first level covers wines that bear the Mâcon appellation and are produced across the entire area. They can include white, red and rose wines. The second level is the Mâcon Villages appellation, which is reserved for white wines produced in a more restricted areas. The third level corresponds to the highest level of regional appellations, and covers white, red and rose wines from a limited area within the Mâcon – approximately half the AOC. For these wines, the label must include the name of one of 27 specific villages or geographical denominations.

Learn about these the Mâcon and its geographical denominationsin the Wine Bites Mag Article “Getting Your Head Around Burgundy Part 12 – The Villages of the Mâcconais”.

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Domaine Thibert Mâcon-Prissé ‘en Chailloux’ 2018

This is superb, and it's just the entry level wine! Palpable energy here, picked at an excellent point. Superbly balanced, saline, a little chalky. Very fresh. The texture is so fine, gliding along your tongue. The spectrum of fruit flavours covered is both complex and seamless with pops of cleverly handled lees work, the meal and oats Euan mentions. This glimmers green/gold in the glass. Aromatically evoking ripe yellow fruits, meal and oat with some stony nuances. The palate has flavors
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Lafon in Mâcon!

Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon Viré-Clessé 2017

If you like your Chardonnay mega elegant grab this over the Milly-Lamartine!
$76
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André Bonhomme Viré-Clessé ‘Les Prêtres de Quintaine’ 2016

Moving from the Vielles Vignes to the 'Les Prêtres de Quintaine', you get the step-up in quality that you'd expect from the jump in price and then some. A more exotic set of flavours comes to play. They wine layers up and the texture is even more refined. The extra year of bottle age sees a wine that is more resolved and expressive now. A triumph for the Mâcon and Viré-Clessé.
$78
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Lafon in Mâcon!

Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon Viré-Clessé 2019

If you like your Chardonnay mega elegant grab this over the Milly-Lamartine!
$84
$81ea in any 3+
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Domaine Thibert Saint-Véran ‘Bois de Fée’ 2017

“The 2017 Saint-Véran Bois de Fée mingles notes of citrus oil, crisp green apple and Anjou pear with an elegant patina of almond paste and vanilla pod. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and layered, with tangy acids and a long, saline finish, it has turned out very well.” William Kelley
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75 Year Old Vines!

Domaine Thibert Pouilly-Fuissé Cuvée Heritage 2018

“Pretty aromas of peach, white flowers, green apple and lemon rind. There is excellent, indeed almost painful, intensity to the solidly concentrated medium weight flavors that exude a refreshing salinity on the bone dry and citrus-suffused finish. At least some patience advised. ♥ Outstanding Allen Meadows, Burghound
$94
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Domaine Thibert Pouilly-Vinzelles ‘Les Longeays’ 2017

“Aromas of pear, clear honey, fresh bread and white flowers preface the 2017 Pouilly-Vinzelles Les Longeays, a medium to full-bodied, satiny and nicely concentrated wine that's lively and precise, concluding with a long, sapid finish. It's a superb rendition of this sprawling climat." William Kelley
$103
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Lafon in Mâcon!

Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon Pouilly Fuisse 2017

About Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon In September 1999 the Lafon family of Meursault bought a Domaine in the wine region of Maconnais at Milly-Lamartine, renaming it Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon. In May 2003 a further Domaine of 6 hectares in the villages of Uchizy and Chardonnay was bought. Together the Mâcon domaine amounted to 14 hectares producing seven […]
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Domaine Thibert Pouilly-Fuissé ‘Les Cras’ 2017

To be labelled 1er Cru from the 2020 Vintage!
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Domaine Thibert Pouilly-Fuissé ‘Menetieres’ 2017

To be labelled 1er Cru from the 2020 Vintage!
$132
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$122ea in any 6+