Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon was established in 1999 when the famed Lafon family of Meursault purchased a small domaine in Milly-Lamartine.
Their enthusiasm for the project has grown ever since, as has the domaine: today it covers 26 hectares in the most prestigious appellations of the Mâconnais, all farmed biodynamically.
The estate is overseen by the energetic Caroline Gon, in close consultation with Dominique Lafon. The 2020 vintage sees the increased involvement of Dominique’s daughter Léa and nephew Pierre, both taking a keen interest in the Mâconnais project.
Opening in the glass with notes of crisp yellow orchard fruit, white flowers and toasted nuts, the 2018 Pouilly-Fuissé En Chatenay is medium to full-bodied, elegantly textural but tightly wound, with racy acids and good depth at the core. In the generally rather immediate 2018 vintage, this is one wine that will flesh out with a year or two of bottle age, even if it will be approachable younger. [92+ Points, William Kelley – June 2020, robertparker.com]