Dominique has used a mixture of 500-litre demi-muids and barriques, with 20% new wood. The fruit, as usual, is 50-50 between Puligny and Meursault; both elements play their part. The vintage has given the wine a creamy attack and, initially, the wine is very full on the palate, but it trims to a more sculpted Puligny-style finish. Drink 2021-2025.
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.