Mâcon Milly Lamartine
    Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon

    Mâcon Milly Lamartine,

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    vintage

    Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon, Mâcon Milly Lamartine, 2022

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon, Mâcon Milly Lamartine, 2022

    Nutty and with a gentle freshness that points to crisp apply fruit, lemons and limes. A hint of butter gives this a pliability and fluidity, the nuttiness adds richness and dimension whilst a citrus and mineral element ensures this is digest enough to tempt you to another glass. Two thirds aged and fermented in wooden foudres, the rest in tank. From the sub-zone of Milly where the wines tend to be very mineral and taut, this is Lafon’s highest Mâcon vineyard at an altitude of 350 metres.

    Maturity:
    Keep/Drink
    ABV:
    13%
    89/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    Date Reviewed:
    01/2024

    specifications

    country:
    France
    region:
    Burgundy
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    Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon

    Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon

    Dominique Lafon had been eyeing land and property in the Maconnais for some time before he eventually bought some cellars and vineyards around the village of Milly. Here he recognised an opportunity to produce fine wine, terroir-rich, wines that would not cost the earth. The quality and attention to detail is the same here as it is at the Domaine des Comtes Lafon estate in Meursault. Farming is biodynamic, fermentation is in tank plot by plot, and ageing is tailored to each terroir, in a mixture of steel tanks, wooden foudres, and demi-muid oak casks. Dominique has a wonderful spread of vines at his disposal from accross the region, showing how diverse and interesting the Maconnais can be. From the old vines of Viré-Clessé producing floral, expressive wines to the more mineral intensity of Macon-Milly, and the racy and intense en Chatenay Pouilly-Fuissé vineyard of Vergisson.

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