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Mâcon appellation is a regional appellation in which the commune’s name can be added to its name. The vineyards cover  ​​37.50 square kilometers, producing pleasant red wines and very famous white wines. It is a sub-region of Mâconnais wine in Burgundy, Central France, and located west of the Saône river.

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The Mâconnais landscape is designed by several hills separated by faults, which divide the vineyards, from north to south, into six different links. There are three types of soils—the white Chardonnay grape blossoms on the superficial brown soils of marl and limestone in the southern part.

In the south also, siliceous soils are the joy of the Gamay black grape, and everywhere, the “belouzes” (clay or clay-limestone) can produce white wines (chardonnay and pinot blanc) and red (Gamay and pinot noir). Depending on the “climate” (regional denomination of the “terroir”) and the choices of assembly of the producers, the wines of appellation Mâcon propose all the ranges, from the light and fruity wines to the most complex.

Freshness and Flavors

The annual production on average represents 22,000,000 liters. The reds are usually fleshy and alive with a dark ruby ​​cherry color. The Gamay gives them purplish reflections and aromas of red and black fruits evolving towards the prune. These are the wines to be tasted young and fresh. With their broom nose, the whites, white flowers, verbena, fern, and citrus, adorn themselves with a bright yellow-gold robe. Chardonnay can give excellent wines.

 


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A part of the important features of Mâcon appellation for red wines are as follows:

  • Soil: Clay or clay-limestone.
  • Taste: Light.
  • Wine color: Red and a dark ruby ​​cherry color.
  • Aromas: Red and black fruits.
  • Aging potential: 2 – 5 years.
  • Serving temperature: 14 to 16° C

 

A part of the important features of Mâcon appellation for white wines are as follows:

  • Soil: Clay or clay-limestone.
  • Taste: Light.
  • Wine color: White.
  • Aromas: Broom nose, white flowers, verbena, fern, and citrus.
  • Aging potential: 1 – 2 years.
  • Serving temperature: 7 to 9° C

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Region Highlights

Surface: About 37.5 Square Kilometers
Classification: AOP Mâcon
Grapes: Pinot Noir, gamay for red wines and Chardonnay for white wines
Types of Wines: White Wine, Red Wine

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