The treasures of the Côte de Beaune arrived at Mes Bourgognes Beaune this week. We are proud to present to you the latest vintage from one of Meursault's most emblematic winemakers: Dominique Lafon.
Dominique Lafon took over from his father to the family estate in 1984. He is a wine grower of principles, fundamentally attached to the land, to quality and respect for the soil, but also to the traditions inherited from his ancestors. He wanted to switch to organic very early on, quickly renouncing weedkillers and choosing to return to working the soil essential to the expression of the terroirs. Dominique Lafon is even one of the pioneers of biodynamics in Burgundy since he chose to make his first trials in 1995 before switching all of his 16 hectares to biodynamics in 1998. And of course, the result is there.
Dominique Lafon is also recognized for perpetuating the Burgundian tradition in winemaking, but in a very refined style where the objective is always to make speak the terroirs and this vine which they have pampered for months with his team. For this, no forced extraction or bodybuilt aging, Dominique favors aging on lees and plays wonderfully on reduction in order to produce straight, stretched and precise wines.
In terms of aging, it is with the same rigor and this experience acquired over the vintages that he works to give power, intensity and depth to his wines and in particular his splendid Premier Crus. Meursault de Dominique expresses their terroirs with moving accuracy.