Top 100 red wines of Mâconnais

Discover the top 100 best red wines of Mâconnais of Burgundy as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the red wines that are popular of Mâconnais and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Mâconnais

The Mâconnais wine region in Southern Burgundy is centred on the provincial town of Mâcon, from which it takes its name. The region produces a considerable amount of wine, specializing in white wines made from Chardonnay and a smaller number of red wines made from Pinot Noir and Gamay. Unlike the Côte d'Or to the North, where a band of densely planted vines runs roughly north-south across the countryside, the vineyards of the Mâconnais are more sparsely planted and interspersed with land devoted to other forms of agriculture. The landscape here is made up of rolling limestone hills, bordered to the east by the Saône River, which flows south to join the Rhône just outside Lyon.

The Climate of the Mâconnais shows signs of its proximity to the Rhône valley, with higher than average temperatures, lower rainfall and - perhaps most importantly - less risk of vine-damaging spring frosts. The southern end of the Mâconnais slightly overlaps the northern boundary of Beaujolais - itself officially Part of the Burgundy wine region, but often treated as a separate region. The title Mâcon covers white, red and rosé wines from the entire region. A number of communes within the appellation's catchment area have been recognized as sources of premium wines and may add their names to the appellation; for example, Mâcon Lugny.

Discover the grape variety: Chardonnay

The white Chardonnay is a grape variety that originated in France (Burgundy). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by small bunches, and small grapes. White Chardonnay can be found in many vineyards: South West, Burgundy, Jura, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Beaujolais, Savoie & Bugey, Loire Valley, Champagne, Rhone Valley, Armagnac, Lorraine, Alsace, Provence & Corsica.

Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Mâconnais

red wines from the region of Mâconnais go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, veal or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of pork shoulder with mustard, pork cheeks with cider and honey or pizza of the south west : duck breast, roquefort.

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Mâconnais

On the nose in the region of Mâconnais often reveals types of flavors of cherry, truffle or rhubarb and sometimes also flavors of honey, grass or ripe strawberries. In the mouth in the region of Mâconnais is a with a nice freshness.

News from the vineyard of Mâconnais

At the heart of the Mâcon terroir

In line with our previous videos « The Climats of Chablis seen from the sky » and « The vineyards of Bourgogne, seen from the sky » », the Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) and the Union des Producteurs de Vins de Mâcon offer you a new stroll at the heart of the Mâcon terroir. Established in 1937, this Régionale appellation is divided into three levels: – The first level is known as white, red or rosé Mâcon. The grapes used can come from all around the Mâconnais. – The second level is name ...

The appellations of Bourgogne

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At the heart of the terroirs of Mâcon-Serrières

Sequence from the video « At the heart of the Mâcon terroir » which offer a stroll at the heart of the Mâcon terroir. It offers a focus on Mâcon-Serrières, one of the 27 geographical denominations of the Mâcon appellation. Travel through the terroirs of the Mâcon appellation by watching the full video : Both are available in French and English. Our social media: Facebook:​​ Twitter: ...