The appellation (actually Macvin without "r") in the French wine-growing region law
is for a sweet Vin de liqueur
, It was classified in 1991 as the exact four hundredth appellation (before the classification, he was called Maquevin or Marc-Vin). Such wines have been produced in France since the 14th century. The idiosyncratic recipe becomes the abbess of the monastery Château-Chalon
attributed. Originally, it was a cooked wine with added flavor and spices. At that time he was called "Galant" and was allegedly the favorite wine
many noblemen such as Margaret of France, the Duchess of Burgundy and wife of Philip the Bold (1363-1404). Later, one became by cooking concentrated grape must
produced with pomace brandy (mistletoe).