Why Mâcon is 2020’s breakthrough wine region

For many years a source of generously-priced and exceedingly drinkable wines, this stretch of central France is poised to have its moment in the sun

26th January, 2020
Why Mâcon is 2020’s breakthrough wine region
Wines such as Pouilly-Fuissé are grown around La Roche de Solutré, just outside Mâcon in east-central France Picture: GETTY

The Mâcon region has been threatening to break through on the world wine stage for about a decade. A source of exciting, well-priced and delicious wines, this year it should take its place alongside the likes of Languedoc, Napa Valley or Marlborough. The region is in the heart of France: south of Burgundy and north of Beaujolais and the Rhône. Being surrounded by more famous and successful wine regions is the main problem....

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