This 50-50 blend of regional wines from Meursault and Puligny is aged in 500-litre casks with 20% new oak. Production is back to normal levels this year and, as a result, the wine has a classic mealy richness and fine intensity, ending with a lovely stone-fruit finish. Drink now to 2022.
In 2008, Burgundy winemaker Dominique Lafon created his namesake label, separate from his family’s label (Domaine des Comtes Lafon) with the aim to experiment and produce a new style. He now works around 4.5 hectares of vineyards in the appellations of Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, Volnay and Beaune, vinifying, aging and bottling his wines at Chateau de Bligny. The wines of Dominique Lafon offer a great tension on the palate, along with a generous minerality, resulting from the high elevation at which the vines are planted. The Bourgogne Blanc 2018 from Domaine Lafon is a 100% Chardonnay wine made from fruit harvested by hand from 2 parcels: the first a 0.60-hectare plot in Meursault lieu-dit “Les Grandes Coutures” and the other a 1.20-hectare property in Puligny-Montrachet lieu-dit “Les Femelottes.” The vines are 20-50 years old on average. Following harvest, the fruit is pressed with whole clusters and the must is then cold settled. The wine is racked into barrels, none of which are new, where they mature for 12 months. They are fined and filtered light before bottling.