I’ve written about Macon wines before. They’re one of my favorite value driven wines often found on restaurant wine lists when other white Burgundies are cost prohibitive.
If you know you like unoaked Chardonnay, then a Macon is typically a safe-bet and a crowd pleaser of a wine that also pairs well with a range of cuisine.
I enjoyed this bottling from Thevenet & Fils while visiting friends in Birmingham, AL. The domaine was founded in 1952 and is now run by third generation brothers Benjamin, Jonathan and Aurélien. The 2016 Macon Pierreclos is a “workhorse” of a wine for the domaine, their bread and butter, made from grapes from 4 parcels within the village of Pierreclos. Vines average 45 years of age; the wine is aged on the lees giving it a roundness but without oak, preserving the freshness and crisp acidity. We greatly enjoyed the wine after a round of martinis and accompanying the famous burger at Chez FonFon.