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Maconnais Wine Burgundy, France

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These are the fun, fruit-driven and lively Chardonnays of white Burgundy, often offering some fantastic values and options that you don’t have to cellar. Flavors range from fresh green apple and lemon to melon or pineapple; some of the best are fleshy and mineral driven or balanced by a light touch of oak.

Mâconnais Chardonnay may have the weight of their more serious Côte de Beaune sisters, but not quite the refinement. Still, this appellation is one of the best ways to jump from California Chardonnay to something new and begin to understand white Burgundy.

The Mâconnais region is warmer and drier than the rest of Burgundy to its north (Côte d’Or) and has a landscape of rolling hills and farmland interspersed among vineyards. The region produces a lot of Chardonnay—Viré-Clessé and Pouilly-Fuisse are among the best—and a very small amount of red wine from Gamay and Pinot Noir. The soils of Mâconnais remain limestone dominant like in the Côte d’Or, making it a wonderful spot for Chardonnay to thrive. Gamay's home of Beaujolais lies just to the south.

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  • Domaine Saumaize-Michelin Pouilly-Fuisse Clos Sur La Roche (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2017  Front Label
    Domaine Saumaize-Michelin Pouilly-Fuisse Clos Sur La Roche (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2017
    Chardonnay from Pouilly-Fuisse, Maconnais, Burgundy, France
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  • Heritiers du Comte Lafon Macon-Milly Lamartine (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2017 Front Label
    Heritiers du Comte Lafon Macon-Milly Lamartine (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2017
    Chardonnay from Maconnais, Burgundy, France
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  • Heritiers du Comte Lafon Vire-Clesse (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2017 Front Label
    Heritiers du Comte Lafon Vire-Clesse (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2017
    Chardonnay from Vire-Clesse, Maconnais, Burgundy, France
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  • Domaine Saumaize-Michelin Pouilly-Fuisse Les Ronchevats (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2017  Front Label
    Domaine Saumaize-Michelin Pouilly-Fuisse Les Ronchevats (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2017
    Chardonnay from Pouilly-Fuisse, Maconnais, Burgundy, France
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