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…

Côte Chalonnaise & Côte Mâconnais 2017
Grapes in the vineyard at Clos des Vignes du Maynes. ‘Right up there with the best Gamays in the world’ says Tim Atkin MW of the domaine’s Manganite.

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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