In the Mâcon wine region, the naturally chalky-clay soil adds a special character to Chardonnay. Regional wine names include Bourgogne Aligoté, Mâcon, Mâcon-Villages and Mâcon combined with the name of one of the 43 wine-producing towns.
These fruity and floral perfumed wines tend to become more like muscatel after three to five years. Some of the great white wines you can sample and take home in your suitcase are Saint-Véran, Pouilly-Loché, Pouilly-Vinzelles and Pouilly-Fuissé. Red-wine lovers are also in for a treat with Mâcon red, which is light and fruity and a great dinner wine.