Domaine des Comtes Lafon is a great name in Burgundy white wines. Located in the commune of Meursault, this estate is a pillar of Burgundy winegrowing history. Jules Lafon, its founder and in his time mayor of Beaune, was the initiator of the Paulée de Meursault. His descendant, Dominique Lafon, continues to develop this heritage. He is particularly renowned for the quality of his white and red wines.

Geographical location of Domaine des Comtes Lafon

Domaine des Comtes Lafon is located in the heart of the Côte de Beaune. Most of its 16.3 hectares of vines are located in Meursault. The Chardonnay parcels in this region benefit from a variety of soils, ranging from shallow clay to deep clay-limestone. The domaine also owns a parcel of Chardonnay in Chassagne-Montrachet. Domaine des Comtes Lafon includes a few parcels of Pinot Noir, in Monthélie and Volnay.

Domaine des Comtes Lafon wines

The vines of Domaine des Comtes Lafon are cultivated biodynamically. The grapes are harvested by hand. The white wine is gently pressed. The red wine is entirely destemmed. Fermentation is natural. Pressing of red wine incorporates press wines and free-run wines. White and red wines are aged for between 18 and 22 months, depending on the appellation.

Domaine des Comtes Lafon's most prestigious appellation is Montrachet Grand Cru. This exceptional white wine is considered one of the world's finest. The Domaine des Comtes Lafon also produces top-quality Meursault Premiers Crus: Meursault Genevrières, Charmes, Porusots, Goutte d'Or, Bouchères and Perrières. In the Village appellation, Meursault Clos de la Barre and Meursault Désirée enjoy an excellent reputation.

As for red wines, the domaine produces Volnay Premiers Crus: Volnay Champans, Volnay Santenots-du-Milieu and Volnay Clos des Chênes. These wines are complemented by a Monthélie-les-Duresses Premier Cru.

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