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.
The 2020 Mâcon-Milly-Lamartine is a pretty, fine-boned wine, offering up notes of crisp orchard fruit, fresh herbs and bread dough, followed by a medium-bodied, vibrant and chalky palate. After the richer 2019 rendition, the 2020 marks a return to a more understated register. [88 points – William Kelley – Sep 2022 – robertparker.com]