Wednesday October 21, 2020

Wine: Macon making history

The Macon region of France has a mysterious and even unsettling history, but its wines are finally coming into their own, writes Tomás Clancy.

15th June, 2013
The Roche de Solutré, which is at the centre of the Pouilly-Fuissé appellation. Photo: Thinkstock

Travelling south from Burgundy's Côte d'Or - home of Nuits St Georges, Clos de Vougeot and Meursault - you cross into the Chalonnais region we explored last week.

Travel another 30 miles south and you reach the medieval birthplace of modern Burgundy, Macon.

Macon was a major inland port on the river Saône, until the invention of the railways changed the way in which wine was transported. Until that point, Burgundy wines were shipped...

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