2019 Mâcon Chardonnay Clos de la Crochette, Héritiers du Comte Lafon

Chardonnay here refers to the village, rather than the variety. Clos de la Crochette is a charming walled vineyard that Dominique bought in 2003. After a little investigation he discovered it is one of the most historic sites in all of Burgundy, first planted by the monks of Cluny (c.900 AD). This has beautiful tension and energy, it comes as little surprise this spot has been a favourite for winegrowers through the centuries.

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2019 Mâcon Chardonnay Clos de la Crochette, Héritiers du Comte Lafon


The 2019 Mâcon-Chardonnay, from an earlier-ripening microclimate, has a rather reticent nose that I find less engaging than the Mâcon-Uchizy at the moment. The palate has more to offer, though, with hints of stem ginger infusing the slightly honeyed fruit, and a little lychee developing toward the finish. Fine, but the nose needs to be more expressive.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (December 2020)
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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