Les Heritiers Comte Lafon Macon-Milly-Lamartine 2021
From the sub-zone of Milly where the wines tend to be very mineral and taut, this is Lafon's highest Mâcon vineyard at an altitude of 350 meters. Two thirds aged and fermented in wooden foudres, the rest in tank.
Decanter.com – Charles Curtis MW 94 Points "Perhaps the finest site for Lafon in the Mâconnais and a reference for the region. This lower-elevation vineyard at mid-slope has delivered ripe apple aromas with rich notes of cream and butter, and accents of acacia and flint. On the palate it feels richer than many this year, with medium body, balanced acidity and a lush, ripe fruit character. It will not disappoint fans of this vineyard."
Variety - Chardonnay
Country - France
Region - Burgundy
Sub Region - Macon
Extra - Cork
Year - 2021
Volume - 750ml
Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon was established in 1999 when the famed Lafon family of Meursault purchased a small domaine in Milly-Lamartine. Their enthusiasm for the project has grown ever since, as has the domaine: today it covers 26 hectares in the most prestigious appellations of the Mâconnais, all farmed biodynamically. The estate is overseen by the energetic Caroline Gon, in close consultation with Dominique Lafon. (From) The 2020 vintage sees the increased involvement of Dominique’s daughter Léa and nephew Pierre, both taking a keen interest in the Mâconnais project. Caroline continues to run the estate on a day-to-day basis, putting Dominique’s vision into practice. Vinification and ageing continue to move towards larger oak formats, with increased use of foudres and demi-muids. The team recognise the profile of Mâcon wines as being more generous and fruitier than those of the Côte d’Or. So their aim is to retain as much freshness as possible, and not to impart too much oak character. Berry Bros and Rudd – bbr.com