Côte d'Or, Côte Challoinnaise & Maconnais - Vineyard Classification - The Mâconnais

3 important questions on Côte d'Or, Côte Challoinnaise & Maconnais - Vineyard Classification - The Mâconnais

What are the appellations in the Mâconnais? Which style of wine are produced?

Mostly white
  • Mâcon AOC
    • red, rosé, small amount of white
  • Mâcon-Villages AOC - Mâcon + named village
    • white only
  • Named village appellations
    • e.g. Pouilly-Fuissé AOC, Saint-Véran AOC etc.
    • in final stage of formalising premier cru status for the best sites in villages like Pouilly-Fuissée
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In Mâcon Villages and Mâcon plus named village, which style of wines are produced? Name two named village appellations.

White wines only
Mâcon Lugny and Mâcon Solutré
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In the Mâconnais some separately named village appellations almost gain Premier cru status. Which are these and can you tell about the quality?

  • Pouilly-Fuissé AOC,
  • Saint-Véran AOC
  • Viré-Clessé AOC
  • and much smaller Pouilly- Vinzelles AOC,
  • Pouilly-Loché AOC


Quality difference due to location: For
  • Pouilly Fuisse example, grapes can ripen more fully in the amphitheatre of Fuissé due to better sunlight interception and good drainage.
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