GV | $59 | 2-Pack: 2022 Héritiers du Comte Lafon Mâcon-Villages
For many years, the local wine cooperatives in the Mâconnais region of southern Burgundy were known for producing Chardonnays that were over-cropped, designed for easy drinking, and lacked intrigue. However, today, there is a notable revival in the region’s reputation, and much of this transformation can be attributed to the efforts of Dominique Lafon. Fascinated by the historical and cultural depth of the region, Dominique had been enjoying visits to his winemaking friends there for an extended period.
As an entry-level offering from Lafon’s Mâcon venture, his Mâcon-Villages combines the best from all their parcels, including sites in Uchizy, Viré, Chardonnay, and Bussières. The fruit is carefully pressed and undergoes fermentation in large, upright oak casks before a brief aging period and bottling. Just like the rest of the range, this wine adheres to certified organic practices with the principles of biodynamics at its core.
This wine offers a delightful and pleasing experience, emanating fragrances of ripe apple, zesty lemon, and hydrangea. Its gentle and welcoming texture on the palate is enhanced by notes of melon, golden apple, and a mineral quality reminiscent of stony elements. The finish is smooth, yet it still expresses a vibrant acidity.
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