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Lafon's Mâcon!

Les Hértiers du Comte Lafon Mâcon Milly-Lamartine 2016

Let this warm a little in the glass and watch it blossom!

Chalky, juicy acid is balanced by vibrant pithy fruit, citrus, grapefruit and flowers. A deceptive translucency veils mid-palate richness. Both texturally, and, complexity are enhanced by work with moderate, not overt amount of solids. Plenty of personality on show here.

Available in Magnum.

A fantastic comparison to the Vanguardist Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2017. Blind tasting them side by side would be a fun game to play!

$51ea in any 3+. $49ea in any 6+
$53.00

In stock (can be backordered)

Why is this Wine so Yummy?

From a cool, four-hectare parcel facing due east at 350 metres above sea level. Aged for eight months in an array of large (600L+) oak casks.

About Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon

In September 1999 the Lafon family of Meursault bought a Domaine in the wine region of Maconnais at Milly-Lamartine, renaming it Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon.

In May 2003 a further Domaine of 6 hectares in the villages of Uchizy and Chardonnay was bought. Together the Mâcon domaine amounted to 14 hectares producing seven wines in all, four of them from single-vineyard sites. The most recent addition, from 2009, is a contract to farm the vineyards of the Château de Viré, with the appellation Viré-Clessé.

The whole operation, based at Milly, is now looked after by Caroline Gon under the supervision of Dominique Lafon. The vineyards were immediately converted to organic and now to biodynamic farming. The wines are vinified partly in stainless steel, partly in large wooden foudres (ovals) and partly in demi-muids – barrels of 600 litres, depending on the cuvée.

Where in the world are they?

The Mâconnaise – Is capable of producing some very good wines. It has become a shining light for value with the ever increasing prices of Burgundy. We’ve seen producers like Comte Lafon from Meursault recognise the potential of the region, establishing the joint venture Domaine Héritiers du Comte Lafon.

It is home to the Village of Chardonnay, the geographic home of the grape! Milly-Lamartine lies to the west of Mâcon just above Prissé

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Where in the world does the magic happen?

Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon, Les Cartelees, Milly-Lamartine, France

Burgundy

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