Dominique Lafon - Bourgogne Blanc 2021


Always searching for new challenges, Dominique Lafon started his own label - separate from the family domaine - in 2008 and currently works approximately 4.5 hectares in Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, Volnay, and Beaune. Legally, he is considered a négociant but this is only because Dominique shares space with another winemaker. (Think of it as a custom crush facility, but in Burgundy.) 

Bourgogne Blanc is sourced from 2 parcels (0.60 hectares in Meursault lieu-dit “Les Grandes Coutures” and 1.20 hectares in Puligny-Montrachet lieu-dit “Les Femelottes”). Average vine age is between 20-50 years. Whole cluster pressed, cold settling of the must, racked into barrels (no new oak) and bottled after 12 months. Little to no battonage. Light fining & filtering.

“I didn’t wish to vinify at Domaine des Comtes Lafon as I wanted to try to keep a distinct separation between the two. With my own label I can build on what I learn and I can afford to experiment. I am constantly learning. If I had to define the style of the DL wines, I would say that the wines have a bit more tension than the wines of Domaine des Comtes Lafon. The élevage on the wines is shorter and the plots are mostly located on the upper part of the hillsides, which gives the wines an interesting minerality and tension. – Dominique Lafon”

Producer: Dominique Lafon

Country: France

Region: Burgundy

Varietal: Chardonnay

Appellation: Bourgogne Blanc

Vintage: 2021

Size: 750ml