Top Côte Chalonnaise & Mâconnais 2017 en primeur wines

Tim Atkin MW kicks off our Burgundy 2017 coverage by taking a look at these two subregions to the south of the Côte d’Or. Scroll down for his report, including best producers and over 80 tasting notes & scores…

Scroll down to see Tim’s Mâconnais and Côte Chalonnaise tasting notes & scores


Chardonnay, which tends to perform better than Pinot Noir in hot vintages, is the dominant grape in the Mâconnais, to the tune of 95% of plantings.

Provided producers picked early (some in Fuissé started on 20 August), the results show what Audrey Braccini of Domaine Ferret calls ‘lovely balance’.

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