The Mâconnais is a delightful region nestled between Burgundy to the north and the Beaujolais to its south. Named for the town of Mâcon, its is known for producing good value white wines made mainly from the chardonnay grape and pinot blanc varieties. But it also produces some surprising rosés and a small quantity of reds made with gamay noir and pinot noir and gris grapes. The Gourmet Gazette introduces you to a pair of summertime wines from Mâcon.
It has a delicate color garnished with green reflections and a generous nicely dry yet slightly fruity flavor. So it’s no surprise that the Mâcon Solutré-Pouilly 2018, was awarded the silver medal in 2018 by the jury of the Best Chardonnays in the world. It is a splendid summertime wine perfect with marinated fish or roast asparagus. The wine is produced by the collective Charnay-lès-Mâcon, created in 1929 and which brings together some 70 members who strive to create the finest in white wines with its signature being the Orfèvres du vin (Wine Goldsmiths). But these goldsmiths of wine are also adept at producing fine crisp rosés, like their Mâcon Rosé 2020, another silver medal winner this time at the Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge. It is another great summertime wine perfect for barbecues or with fried seafood like clams or shrimp.
©Trish Valicenti for The Gourmet Gazette
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