The 2020 Mâcon Villages had been bottled two weeks previous to my visit. It has a fruit-driven bouquet with plenty of fresh green apple and fresh pear aromas. The palate is nicely balanced, clean and fresh, not complex but with a crisp malic finish. As Dominique said, its raison d’être is to be popped and poured for pleasure…and it will give plenty of that.
Producer Information: Domaine Comtes Lafon
Without question, Dominique Lafon is the leading producer in Meursault, producing wines of astonishing depth and complexity, yet supremely balanced as well. When Lafon took over the Domaine in 1983, most of his vineyards were leased out on a share-cropping basis. It was only towards the end of the 80s that he managed to reclaim all the vineyards and thus have full responsibility for them.
Nowadays the vineyards are run on a biodynamic basis with no use of herbicides or chemical sprays. All the whites are barrel fermented and then aged in Lafon's deep, damp and cold cellars for 20 months. The wines are bottled unfiltered. This is the very pinnacle of white burgundy with superlative fruit, power, complexity and total harmony being the wines' hallmarks. The reds are first class as well.