Comte Lafon's cellars are deep beneath the ground, believed to be some of the deepest and coolest in Burgundy. Here, Dominique nurtures the golden produce of his 32 acres of land in the Meursault, Montrachet, Monthélie and Volnay appellations. The wines reach levels of quality rarely attained and certainly not surpassed by other growers in Burgundy or, indeed, the world. They are the result of intense arduous work in the vineyard (where strict organic and biodynamic methods are set in place) and Dominique’s expert eye in the cellars. Such is the intensity and concentration of the whites that even the Village Meursault, a blend of young vines from Charmes, young vines from Clos de la Barre and vines from within the Meursault villages appellation, requires a longer than average elevage period in barrel which usually exceeds 20 months.
A mainly red wine-producing commune in the Côte de Beaune neighbouring Meursault, Volnay and Auxey Duresses. At its best, from arch exponents such as Eric de Suremain and Lafon, Monthelie is a characterful, medium to full bodied red Burgundy not dissimilar to a Volnay without perhaps the same depth or complexity. The best wines can give great pleasure and represent some of the best value for money red wine in the Côte d'Or.