Complementary to the "Mâcon" appellation, Mâcon-La Roche-Vineuse is a regional appellation located in the Mâconnais. Since 2005, a decree has designated Mâcon-La Roche-Vineuse as the appellation for the production of white, red and rosé wines made exclusively from the wine-growing area located in the villages of Chevagny-lès-Chevrières, Hurigny and La Roche-Vineuse.
This Burgundy appellation covers an area of 90 hectares, of which 85 hectares are dedicated to the production of white wines and 5 hectares to red and rosé wines.
The name of the village was then Saint-Saturnin, but in 1793, as a result of the French Revolution, it was replaced by "La Roche-Vineuse." This name was finally adopted by ministerial decree in 1908.
The terroir of the appellation owes its uniqueness to its mosaic of altitudes, exposures and soil types which give the wines of Mâcon-La Roche-Vineuse a signature with multiple profiles. The vines are planted between 250 and 390 metres above sea level on soils made up of carbonates, limestone and marl.
Made exclusively from Chardonnay, the white wines of Mâcon-La Roche-Vineuse are full-bodied, lively, precise and have a good length.
Intense fruity aromas characterise the red wines of Mâcon-La Roche-Vineuse. These 100% Gamay wines delight with their fine tannins mixed with a round and structured palate. They can be laid down for about two to three years.