Straw-gold colour, medium intensity, big tears. Clean nose, oakey, hints of spice and tropical fruit (pineapple, banana). Dry on the palate, medium-full bodied, medium acidity. Oaky characteristics coming through again, softening on the finish with hints of ripe tropical fruit. A point of interest is another nearby village, named Chardonnay. The presence of a village bearing the same name as the world’s most famous grape has led some to speculate that the Macon may somehow be the birthplace of Chardonnay! Vineyards on the rolling limestone hills of Macon are surrounding by livestock and arable farming. In comparison to Cote d’Or, the Maconnais receives more sunlight, less rain and little risk of frost. It is to the immediate north of Beaujolais and is the most southerly region in Burgundy. Some of the world’s best Pinot Noir and Chardonnay is grown here.