Héritiers du Comte Lafon

Héritiers du Comte Lafon

Whilst Dominique Lafon does some consulting in Oregon, his own expansion plans have only taken him as far as the Mâconnais, an hour or so down the autoroute from his base in Meursault. One suspects that his perfectionist attitude to growing grapes and also his employment of riskier biodynamic methods meant that being nearby was an overriding priority.

It was back in 1999 that we were among the very first visitors to his then just-purchased winery at Milly-Lamartine, and since then have spent half a day with Dominique in his Landcruiser travelling up hill and down dale to explore his burgeoning Mâconnais vineyard holdings. They now stand at 26 ha. The original estate brought with it 7 ha of vines on the slope behind the winery in Milly-Lamartine, with a warm mid-slope patch of vines being singled out for bottling as ‘Clos du Four’, as well as one more elevated hectare just over the hill in Bussières called ‘Le Monsard’. In 2003, six further hectares were added but these are some way from the winery, in the villages of Chardonnay and Uchizy to the north. The Mâcon-Uchizy ‘Les Maranches’ is from a scrubby hill that is easily visible for keen-eyed travellers on the A6 autoroute. It used to be rather dominated by an intriguing Muscat-like nose from a proportion of Chardonnay musqué vines, but this has been greatly reduced recently. In style the Mâcon-Chardonnay ‘Clos de la Crochette’ combines magnificently the cool citrus style of the ‘Bussières’ with the warm tropical nature of the ‘Uchizy’. To this range has been added a Viré-Clessé, and from the 2015 vintage, 2.5 ha in Mâcon-Prissé, Saint-Véran and Pouilly-Fuissé. These complete an attractively priced range that gives more people the opportunity to experience a little of the magic of the rare and fabled Meursaults of Domaine des Comtes Lafon.

  1. Vire Clesse, Heritiers Lafon
    Viré-Clessé, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon 2016
    Chardonnay 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Mâconnais
    Rich and characterful, this wine has ripe tropical fruit flavours on the nose and palate of peach,...
    £26.00 per bottle
  2. Mâcon-Milly-Lamartine, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Mâcon-Milly-Lamartine, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Burgundy > Mâconnais
    Fresh white peach aroma with delicate floral notes. Characterful with plenty of weight of ripe...
    £TBA
  3. Mâcon-Chardonnay, Clos de la Crochette, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Mâcon-Chardonnay, Clos de la Crochette, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Burgundy > Mâconnais
    Rich and opulent this is always a big open wine showing more power than some of the others here....
    £TBA
  4. Mâcon-Uchizy, Les Maranches, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Mâcon-Uchizy, Les Maranches, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Burgundy > Mâconnais
    The one with a proportion of Muscat Chardonnay in the blend, which heightens the aromatics on the...
    £TBA
  5. Mâcon-Prissé, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Mâcon-Prissé, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Burgundy > Mâconnais
    Succulent, opulent, attractive white with ripe peachy fruit initially but some wonderful structure...
    £TBA
  6. Mâcon-Milly-Lamartine Clos du Four, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Mâcon-Milly-Lamartine Clos du Four, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Burgundy > Mâconnais
    Embodying the best characteristics of all the Lafon Mâconnais wines, Clos du Four has the...
    £TBA
  7. Mâcon-Bussières Le Monsard, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Mâcon-Bussières Le Monsard, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Burgundy > Mâconnais
    Also one of the higher vineyards, Bussières has magnificent views down the bucolic Crosne valley....
    £TBA
  8. Macon-Milly-Lamartine, Heritiers Lafon
    Mâcon-Milly-Lamartine, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon 2017
    Chardonnay 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Mâconnais
    Fresh white peach aroma with delicate floral notes. Characterful with plenty of weight of ripe...
    £19.50 per bottle
  9. Macon-Chardonnay, Clos Crochette, Lafon
    Mâcon-Chardonnay, Clos de la Crochette, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon 2017 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Chardonnay 12.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Mâconnais
    Rich and opulent this is always a big open wine showing more power than some of the others here....
    £23.00 per bottle
  10. Mâcon-Bussières Le Monsard, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon 2018-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Mâcon-Bussières Le Monsard, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon 2018-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Burgundy > Mâconnais
    Also one of the higher vineyards, Bussières has magnificent views down the bucolic Crosne valley....
    £TBA
  11. Mâcon-Milly-Lamartine, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon 2018-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Mâcon-Milly-Lamartine, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon 2018-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Burgundy > Mâconnais
    Fresh white peach aroma with delicate floral notes. Characterful with plenty of weight of ripe...
    £66.00 per case
  12. Mâcon-Milly-Lamartine, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon 2018 - Magnum-En Primeur (case of 3)
    Mâcon-Milly-Lamartine, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon 2018 - Magnum-En Primeur (case of 3)
    Burgundy > Mâconnais
    Fresh white peach aroma with delicate floral notes. Characterful with plenty of weight of ripe...
    £75.00 per case
  13. Mâcon-Milly-Lamartine Clos du Four, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon 2018-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Mâcon-Milly-Lamartine Clos du Four, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon 2018-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Burgundy > Mâconnais
    Embodying the best characteristics of all the Lafon Mâconnais wines, Clos du Four has the...
    £90.00 per case
  14. Mâcon-Uchizy, Les Maranches, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon 2018-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Mâcon-Uchizy, Les Maranches, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon 2018-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Burgundy > Mâconnais
    The one with a proportion of Muscat Chardonnay in the blend, which heightens the aromatics on the...
    £84.00 per case
  15. Mâcon-Chardonnay, Clos de la Crochette, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon 2018-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Mâcon-Chardonnay, Clos de la Crochette, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon 2018-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Burgundy > Mâconnais
    Rich and opulent this is always a big open wine showing more power than some of the others here....
    £84.00 per case
  16. Mâcon-Chardonnay, Clos de la Crochette, Les Héritiers Comte Lafon 2018 - Magnum-En Primeur (case of 3)
    Mâcon-Chardonnay, Clos de la Crochette, Les Héritiers Comte Lafon 2018 - Magnum-En Primeur (case of 3)
    Burgundy > Mâconnais
    Rich and opulent this is always a big open wine showing more power than some of the others here....
    £90.00 per case
  17. Mâcon Viré-Clessé, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon 2018-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Mâcon Viré-Clessé, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon 2018-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Burgundy > Mâconnais
    An aromatic fruit salad of a wine with a great blend of orchard and stone fruit but with very pure,...
    £96.00 per case
  18. Mâcon Viré-Clessé, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon 2018 - Magnum-En Primeur (case of 3)
    Mâcon Viré-Clessé, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon 2018 - Magnum-En Primeur (case of 3)
    Burgundy > Mâconnais
    An aromatic fruit salad of a wine with a great blend of orchard and stone fruit but with very pure,...
    £105.00 per case
  19. Mâcon-Prissé, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon 2018-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Mâcon-Prissé, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon 2018-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Burgundy > Mâconnais
    Succulent, opulent, attractive white with ripe peachy fruit initially but some wonderful structure...
    £66.00 per case
  20. Saint-Véran, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon 2018-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Saint-Véran, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon 2018-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Burgundy > Mâconnais
    A wonderful blend of ripe peach fruit with notes of butterscotch, it is silky and luscious in the...
    £96.00 per case