Héritiers du Comte Lafon, Mâcon-Villages Blanc 750ml 2017France, Burgundy
Domaine des Comtes Lafon built its legendary reputation on white wines. Best known as the namesake, director, and winemaker of one of the great estates of Meursault, Dominique is a descendant of Jules Lafon, who created the revered wine festival, La Paulée. Established early in the 20th century, the estate was based in Meursault originally. Thereafter, the family acquired parcels of Montrachet as well as three of the best vineyards in Volnay. After taking over the family domaine in the 80s, Dominique revitalised its red and white winemaking approach. In 1999, Dominique decided to extend the vineyard holdings to the Mâconnais appellation which now comprises of 21 ha known as Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon.
‘Dominique Lafon’s wines are some of the world’s finest whites, hence they are also some of the most sought-after. Watch out for the Mâconnais wines which offer superb value and similar refinement.’ – Roland
‘A fresh, cool and pretty citrus-inflected nose gives way to racy, delicious and delineated flavors that terminate in a lightly saline, clean, dry and refreshing finish. To enjoy immediately.’ – Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, 87/100
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