- Domaine Marcel Couturier
- 2021 - 2025
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Domaine Marcel Couturier
Marcel Couturier is a new name to the Macon roster having only commenced producing his own wine for the first time in 2005. A perfectionist at heart, he realised that the potential of his own vines merited more than being sold off to the local co-operative and decided to make his own mark in the region. He produces various appellations, but it was his Macon-Loché that particularly won over our palates. It could give a wine from further north a run for its money. Low yields, exceptional vineyard management and barrel fermentation (since 2006) produce wines that are not only impressive not only in concentration but also complexity. Within a region that is dominated by mediocre co-operatives, it is this type of passion and determination that helps establish the Maconnais as a world class wine region.
At the southern tip of the Mâconnais lies Pouilly Loche - one of a group of five villages amid rolling limestone hills producing serious white wines. The neighbouring vilages of Vinzelles and Fuisse also produce distinguished white wines. As in Pouilly Fuisse there is no hierarchy of wines, but the appellation name may be followed by the name of a specific vineyard.