Production area

This is a regional appellation from the Saône-et-Loire, harvested on the Mâconnais hillsides and covering a total area of 3 868,27 ha including 522,45 ha of red wines. The geographical region of AOC Mâcon streches over 90 villages. Its limits are the Arlois river to the South, (running West-East 10 km from Mâcon town); Sennecey le Grand to the North (a town situated half-way between Tournus and Châlon-sur-Saône), Cluny to the South-West, Saint Gengoux le National to the North-West and the Saône River to the East.


Soil : Brown limestone or calcic ; both shallow and deep, clayey or sandy, often mixed with silex pebbles (called chailles). Climate : The Mâconnais region benefits from a semi-continental climate with Mediterranean influence. The average annual temperature is 11°C. Winds are generally North to South, turning glacial in Winter. Rainfall is an average of 818 mm per annum. Altitude : between 100 and 400 metres.


100% Black Gamay (with white juice).

Tasting notes

COLOUR : Cherry red.
NOSE : Red and black fruits.
PALATE : Ample, well-balanced with silky tannins. Final on red fruit.

Vinification and maturing

Traditional Burgundian vinification.

Food and wine pairing

The perfect accompaniment to grilled beef and cheeses.

Serving suggestions


Ageing potential

Best consumed young and within 2 years.

Ropiteau Frères since 1848


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