Mâconnais

Definition

Wine

  • a large wine-producing region in southern Burgundy, just to the north of the Beaujolais region, with the town of Mâcon on the Saône river as its centre. Two-thirds of this region’s production is white wine from the Chardonnay grape. Gamay is grown for sale under the Mâcon rouge label, along with a smaller but increasing quantity of Pinot Noir grapes for wine that can be labelled Bourgogne and sold at a higher price. The region includes a number of its own appellations, including the three regional Mâcon AOCs of Mâcon, Mâcon supérieur and Mâcon-Villages, as well as a number of villages that have their own appellations, the most famous of which is Pouilly-Fuissé.
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