Burgundy

Mâcon

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

Chardonnay | Pouilly-Fuisse, Burgundy

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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Domaine Thibert Mâcon-Prissé ‘en Chailloux’ 2019

Chardonnay | Pouilly-Fuisse, Burgundy

“There is a whiff of the exotic present on the petrol-tinged white and yellow orchard fruit scents. There is fine volume to the dense and rich flavors that possess plenty of dry extract on the delicious and sneaky long finish that is shaped by citrus-inflected acidity.” Allen Meadows, Burghound 87-89
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Super fine of deceptive weight, complexity & transparency. It achieves one of the greatest feats in white wine: elegance with real depth and length, particularly mid-palate weight. with loads of fun. Excellent acid profile and flow. The balance here is impressive. Just delicious, very good, thirst-quenching. Great purity and precision, layered and full of personality. Another terrific wine from this address, the 2020 Viré-Clessé Quintaine exhibits aromas of citrus zest, white flo
$88
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Domaine Thibert Saint-Véran ‘Bois de Fée’ 2017

Chardonnay | Pouilly-Fuisse, Burgundy

“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

Chardonnay | Pouilly-Fuisse, Burgundy

“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
$96
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75 Year Old Vines!

Domaine Thibert Pouilly-Fuissé Cuvée Heritage 2019

Chardonnay | Pouilly-Fuisse, Burgundy

"Riper aromas are composed by notes of white peach, apricot and petrol. There is good vibrancy to the nicely textured medium-bodied flavors that deliver better depth and persistence on the mildly warm and attractively dry finale." ♥ Outstanding Allen Meadows, Burghound 92 Points
$102
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Domaine Thibert Pouilly-Vinzelles ‘Les Longeays’ 2017

Chardonnay | Pouilly-Fuisse, France

“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

Chardonnay | Pouilly-Fuisse, France

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 […]
$104
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Domaine Thibert Saint-Véran ‘Bois de Fée’ 2019

Chardonnay | Pouilly-Fuisse, Burgundy

“An aromatic that’s reserved, still with a width of slightly golden fruit but vibrant too. Mouth-filling, mouth- watering, flavour that melts over the palate – rounder than the incisive directness of the last wine. Slowly, deliciously, fading flavour. A very different shape, almost P-F style.” Bill Nanson, The Burgundy Report “A less evolved and backward nose offers up notes of wood, citrus zest and a mix of white and yellow peach. There is again excellent volume and richness t
$109
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Domaine Thibert Pouilly-Vinzelles ‘Les Longeays’ 2018

Chardonnay | Pouilly-Fuisse, France

“The 2018 Pouilly-Vinzelles Les Longeays is lovely, mingling notions of peach, pear and orange oil with scents of freshly baked bread, buttery pastry and classy new oak. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and penetrating, with racy acids and a long, saline finish, it's a terrific wine of real character. 2022 -2035” William Kelley 93 Points, Burghound 89-91 ♥ Outstanding Top Value  
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Domaine Thibert Pouilly-Fuissé ‘Les Cras’ 2018

Chardonnay | Pouilly-Fuisse, France

To be labelled 1er Cru from the 2020 Vintage! “Bursting with aromas of orange oil, confit citrus, freshly baked bread, peaches and buttery pastry, the 2018 Pouilly-Fuissé Les Cras is medium to full-bodied, satiny and concentrated, with racy acid and a taut, incisive profile. Concluding with a penetrating, intensely mineral finish, it's one of the most serious wines in the range. 2025 - 2035” William Kelley 93+ Points, Burghound 90-93 ♥ Sweet Spot Outstanding
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To be labelled 1er Cru from the 2020 Vintage! “The 2018 Pouilly-Fuissé Vignes Blanches is terrific, delivering aromas of peach, orange oil and confit citrus complemented by hints of buttered popcorn and iodine. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and textural, with an ample core of fruit, racy acids and a long, electric finish, it transcends the vintage." William Kelley 93+ Points, Burghound 90-93 ♥ Sweet Spot Outstanding
$131
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The name translates to 'Return to Earth'. Trying this next to the other non-amphora wines, I wonder what impact fermenting in these clary vessels has. While it appears a little more developed. Kelley’s note is on the money. I feel like the chalky texture may be derived to some degree from the amphora. Without trying a control it’s impossible to say. Much pleasure to be had here with the very fresh marmalade notes, flowers and beyond. Transparent and delicate. Guillemot-Michel makes Chardo
$131
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Domaine Thibert Pouilly-Fuissé ‘Vignes Blanches’ 2019

Chardonnay | Pouilly-Fuisse, Burgundy

To be labelled 1er Cru from the 2020 Vintage! “Less width but still excitement again with a floral touch to the top notes. More mouth-filling more structural, less finesse, more energy, more overt complexity. More exciting wine today – not better than Les Cras – but more my personal style preference. Again, a minimum of excellent...” Bill Nanson, The Burgundy Report “This too is markedly reserved but aggressive swirling eventually reveals lemony aromas of pear, apple, white
$140
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Domaine Thibert Pouilly-Fuissé ‘Les Cras’ 2019

Chardonnay | Pouilly-Fuisse, Burgundy

To be labelled 1er Cru from the 2020 Vintage! “The last vintage with this name, it will be Vers Cras 1er in 2020 – but the parcels are the same. An exciting nose with some smoky minerality and very slowly more floral too. Wide, mineral, but very mobile and fluid and slowly fading – another completely absorbing wine, faintly but not distractingly sweet. Simply excellent wine...” Bill Nanson, The Burgundy Report “Here the nose is also markedly restrained and decidedly cool with
$140
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Domaine Thibert Pouilly-Fuissé ‘Menetieres’ 2018

Chardonnay | Pouilly-Fuisse, France

To be labelled 1er Cru from the 2020 Vintage! “The 2018 Pouilly-Fuissé Les Ménétrières unwinds in the glass with aromas of citrus oil, crisp yellow orchard fruit, lemon curd, freshly baked bread and anise. Full-bodied, layered and sensual, it's textural and enveloping, with a deep core of fruit, racy acids and a long, precise finish. Stupidly, this part of Les Ménétrières was denied the premier cru classification, so this is the antepenultimate vintage under this name. 2025 - 2040”
$148
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