Domaine des Comtes Lafon: Maestro of Meursault


Domaine des Comtes Lafon: Maestro of Meursault

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Revered by many as one of the brightest lights of Burgundy, the storied history of Domaine des Comtes Lafon began with Dominique Lafon’s great-grandfather, Jules Lafon, mayor of Meursault, and his fateful marriage into a family of winegrowers during the late 1800s.

While the Lafon family leased out their vineyards in customary fashion for most of the 20th century, it was fourth-generation Dominique Lafon who worked tirelessly to bring the vines back under the full ownership of the domaine across the late 1980s.

From their full conversion to organic and biodynamic practices by 1998 to their enviable array of top premier cru sites, Domaine des Comtes Lafon carries on its legacy as a leading light of Burgundy today. Their masterfully crafted wines are a living testament to the domaine’s deeply rooted history within the golden slopes of the Côte de Beaune.

Our current collection highlights the full range, past and present, from the supple reds of Volnay and Monthélie to the distinctive Clos de la Barre monopole of Meursault.

The 2017 Monthélie Rouge Les Duresses 1er Cru offers a vibrant and refreshing introduction to the domaine’s red wines, while the more opulent 2018 Santenots du Milieu 1er Cru of Volnay brims with its succulent expression of dark sappy fruits. While the domaine is inevitably associated with white wine, their superb reds capture a remarkable essence of Volnay in all its irresistible charm, from village to the premiers crus of Champans and Santenots.

Recent releases of Porusots showcase the density and rich complexity of the formidable Meursault cru, yet it is the impressive array of back vintages that offer a rare opportunity to experience these wines as they were intended to be - powerful and long-lived - from a crystalline 1997 Perrières to the gossamer wonder of 2002 Charmes.

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