The Mâconnais, between Sennecey-le-grand and St­ Verand, is the home of the quick charmers.



 With a few exceptions, the ordinary white Macon is an uncomplicated and excellent French wine which can be drunk without a long wait. The red compatriots are of better quality and are made   from   Pinot   Noir and Gamay grapes. The greater the proportion of Gamay the more approachable, generous and often more fruity is the French wine. Some Macons with lots of Pinot Nair can be more powerful and high in tannin, with plenty of structure, particularly when aged in oak.

The better   white   wines from the Maconnais have their own appellation.

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Chardonnay is always most at home on chalk and that is apparent in the wine. This French wine is a very clear and pale golden colour with a bouquet of fresh grapes and almonds, with a juicy and fresh taste of great elegance. When the wine is aged in oak casks it develops a characteristic nose of vanilla, toast, hazelnuts, and roasted almonds.



These French wines are less well-known and generally lighter than Pouillly-Fuissé. They are usually elegant, very aromatic wines with a bouquet of butter, lemon, flowers, and grapefruit.

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This is an exceptional French wine from the borders with Beaujolais. (note the name of the wine is written without the final 'd' of the village of St­Verand).