2011 Viré-Clessé, Héritiers du Comte Lafon

Made from old-vine fruit, this needs some time to unwind before approaching. Dominique harvests the fruit for this relatively early in order to keep a tense, taut nature. Pure concentrated fruit, with a bright apple-skin character come through on the nose and the palate, where they are joined by layers of stony mineral and creamy oak. A very serious Mâconnais.

Pricing
Case, 12 Bottles
From a client
1 available
£464.16

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Mâconnais, Burgundy, France
  • Grape
    Chardonnay
  • Maturity
    Mature 2014 - 2022
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2011 Viré-Clessé, Héritiers du Comte Lafon
Domaine des Comtes Lafon

As prices for land in Burgundy’s Côte d’Or become unaffordable, many of the region's greatest names have looked south, to Mâcon or Beaujolais, to expand their holdings. At the forefront of this movement was Dominique Lafon, who bought his estate in the Mâcon in 1999, naming it Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon. Dominique makes wines here with all the care and attention that has made his Meursaults some of the world’s most highly prized wines. They’re a taste of Lafon, at very reasonable prices.

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