The wines of the Maconnais are some of the most underrated wines on the planet. Because they don’t carry the dollar increasing words like Grand Cru, it means we can get them at an affordable price - yay for us! This saucy little offering is from one of Burgundy's most respected wine producers, Louis Jadot, and is a lighter, relatively un-oaked style of wine. It displays smells of white peaches, lemons and honeysuckle on the nose, whilst the palate is crisp, clean and quite fruity for a Frenchie, with brisk acidity, a subtly creamy mouthfeel, and a dry, invigorating finish.
Vineyards situation: The Mâcon Villages area is located in the southern part of Burgundy, close to the Beaujolais area. This appellation is the largest of the Mâconnais area, covering about 2,500 ha of vineyards. Forty three villages have the right to produce Mâcon Blanc Villages.
Characteristics: The wines are made with 100% of Chardonnay grapes aged in stainless steel vats. The Domaine is located near Viré and Lugny, two of the famous villages of the Mâconnais. The vineyard of the Domaine are located on nice slopes looking upon the river Saône.
Winemaker's comments / gastronomy: Dry and easy to drink, fruity with a floral scent, it can be drunk chilled, as an aperitif.
It goes very well with hors d'oeuvres, fried or grilled fish, seafood, goat's milk cheese, cold cuts and poultry.
Conservation: The Mâcon Villages can be drunk very young but can also be kept 2 or 3 years if stored in good conditions.