Héritiers Du Comte Lafon

Founded in 1999 by Dominique Lafon, Héritiers du Comte Lafon is his trailblazing, biodynamic Mâconnais domaine. These world class Chardonnay display what this magical region is capable of producing. Historically, the Mâconnais was known for industrially farmed, volume driven wines. Dominique was the first Cote d'Or producer to invest in the immense potential hidden in those rolling hills by buying higher altitude, old vine parcels with the intent of letting this beautiful terroir (perhaps the most picturesque wine region in the world) reach its full potential. He started by converting all of the vineyards to biodynamic farming –the Lafon way! Early on, he strived to preserve the fruit and minerality of the region by using only larger, neutral wood for the aging of the wines. His belief and passion for the region has made Héritiers a towering beacon for fine wine in the previously overlooked Chardonnay mecca. In 2006, he appointed longtime apprentice Caroline Gon as head winemaker of the domaine. Under her tireless and inspired leadership, the gospel of quality Mâconnais is spreading far and wide, with a clear and definitive voice.

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Les Heritiers du Comte Lafon Mâcon-Milly-Lamartine 2016
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 "An appealing mix of oak spice, mineral, peach and citrus fruit aromas and flavors are the highlights of this suave white that's harmonious and long, with a lingering aftertaste of citronella and stone.”  The Wine Organic and biodynamic From a 1.8 ha vineyard in Uchizy
Item Number: 28687

H Comte Lafon 'Clos Crochette' Macon-Chardonnay 2015
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91 "A ripe version, exuding pear, peach, butterscotch and spice flavors. Broad and powerful, ending with mouthwatering acidity. Opulent and long. Drink now through 2020. 1,500 cases made.—B.S."  Vinous Media 90 "(from three parcels picked very early): Pale, bright yellow. Orange