The Macon Villages area is located in the southern part of Burgundy, close to the Beaujolais area. This appellation is the largest of the Maconnais area, covering about 2,500 ha of vineyards and 43 communes. Forty three villages have the right to produce Macon Blanc Villages. Macon Villages are only white wines.
The wines are made from 100% Chardonnay grapes. The limestone subsoil of the Monts du Maconnais are ideal for growing the Chardonnay grapes. Some small areas produce exceptional wines. The Louis Jadot Macon Blanc Villages is made from grapes from these different areas.
Grapes come from parcels within the Mâconnais area, yielding the highest-quality fruit of the harvest. Vineyard soils have a high percentage of chalk and limestone, which imparts mineral character and nuance. Mâcon-Villages is vinified with no oak contact to retain the elegant aromas and clean, fresh character that this region is prized for.
The wine shows floral, apple and citrus aromas and flavors, with mineral notes; a classic expression of Chardonnay from this appellation. Pairs with poultry, shellfish, grilled firm-fleshed fish such as swordfish, and salads.