Issue # One - February 2013

Mâconnais appellations petition for premier cru status

Bourgogne Aujourd’hui also reports what they describe as the “premier cru effect” in the Mâconnais. They cite the official appeal submitted two years ago for elevation of certain climats in the appellations of Pouilly-Fuissé, Pouilly-Loché, Pouilly-Vinzelles, and Saint-Véran.

Currently, the vineyards of the Mâconnais are not entitled to either premier or grand cru status. The article points out some believe the absence of superior classifications has a bearing on a lack of notoriety of the region. Growers in the four appellations hope to attain greater recognition and correct an “historical injustice.”

A commission formed by the INAO will decide which parcels will have the right to premier cru status. The six members may take three or four more years to reach their conclusions.

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