The hills of the Mâconnais extend over some 40 km from the Côte Chalonnaise to the Rock of Solutré and are bordered on one side by the river Saône and the Grosne on the other. Mâcon’s AOC dates from 1937. White wines (Chardonnay) grown in the « arrondissement » of Mâcon and 11 neighbouring communes are entitled to the appellations Mâcon, Mâcon-Villages, or Mâcon + the name of the commune of production.
The Mâconnais white wines are the colour of white or yellow gold or straw-coloured with gently glowing silvery or greenish highlights. To the nose, their aromas suggest broom, white roses, acacia, honeysuckle, fern, verbena, lemon-grass, and citrus fruits (grapefruit, mandarin oranges). In the mouth, the finish adds nuances of pine, quince and fennel. The impression on the palate varies according to each village and each « terroir » of origin. These wines are fresh and luscious as well as dry and well-fruited. They have good concentration backed by sufficient acidity to ensure their keeping qualities. They are full and smooth in character.
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