Macon-Bussieres Le Monsard Les Heritiers du Comte Lafon 2013

£29.49 GBP

The sun is out, the white burgundy is coming out. We seem to have bought a lot more Burgundy over the summer, which isn't a problem as we love it. There is a wine producer called Dominique Lafon, who is considered by most to be world class, he is based in Meursault,in Burgundy.

In 1999 the Lafon family bought a wine domaine in the Macon region, southern Burgundy, called Milly Larmartine, and renamed it Les Heritiers du Comtes Lafons. They have since added more vineyards and now have 14 hectares of vines, including 4 single vineyards. The wines are now made by Caroline Gon, under the watchful eye of Dominique Lafon. Since they took over this domaine they converted to making their wines organically, and now, biodynamically.

This wine is 100% chardonnay and aged in a mixture of steel and oak. These wines are worth investigating, as they have world class winemaking, but are from a less fashionable, but affordable wine region, Macon. Macon is just along the road from Pouilly Fuisse, which is a popular white wine in many restaurants. Macon typically has broad, medium rich fruit flavours, and when made well has tangy acidity to keep it balanced. This wine packs a punch, but remains elegant, this is a skill a lot of people do not manage.