Dominique Lafon Bourgogne Aligote 2019

by Dominique Lafon
$32.99
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From the importer: From hand-harvested grapes from a prestigious organic grower in the Côte de Beaune (whom we have been sworn to secrecy not to divulge), this is classic Aligoté on steroids. Or rather made by Dominique Lafon. An unbelievable value, this is a great example of a historically maligned varietal that will change peoples’ minds.

Dominique Lafon

Dominique Lafon has Burgundy in his blood. He’s managed his family’s domaine — Domaine des Comtes Lafon — since the 1980s, and in the decades since, he’s embarked on not one, but two, solo projects. His great-grandfather was Mayor of Meursault in the 1920s, but Dominique is arguably godfather of the entire region.

He’s a dynamic winemaker: unapologetically brash at times, yet remarkably sensitive and curious. When he took over from his father, who never worked in the vines, Dominique insisted on a more hands-on approach; he learned how to ride a tractor (much to the delight and incredulity of his more tractor-savvy neighbors), and farming was converted to organic and biodynamics.
But managing the family estate wasn't enough. No, Dominique wanted to make a name for himself, so in 2008 he purchased a handful of parcels in Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, Volnay and Beaune. He believes the wines under his own label have greater tension and minerality than those of Domaine des Comtes Lafon, and credits a shorter élévage and higher-elevation vines for this effect.

Details

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Burgundy

  • Grape Variety

    Aligote

  • Vintage

    2019

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Organic

  • Style

    Crisp , Fruity , Minerally

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Light Bodied