Dominique Lafon Beaune Vignes Franches 2015
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Dominique Lafon is considered to be one of the best winemakers in France, making some of the most coveted white Burgundies in the Côte de Beaune and the Mâconnais. Though he is best known for his work with the family domaines, Domaine des Comtes Lafon and L’Héritiers du Comtes Lafon, he began producing his own label (separate from his family) beginning in 2008. His new project (4.5ha in total) may have the official status of a négociant, but the wines are from vineyards which Dominique owns or farms and bottled on a separate estate (just down the street from Comtes Lafon). The vineyards are farmed with the same principles of organics and biodynamics as Comte Lafon and are vinified with the same care and attention to quality that spurred Dominique’s reputation in the region and around the world.
Historically the owners of this area in Beaune did not have to pay tax on the land, hence the name 'Vignes Franches' ('free vines'). The Beaune Premier Cru "Vignes Franches" vineyard has clay soils scattered with small pebbles which allows for easy drainage of water. This wine has rich opulence, often associated with its neighbor Pommard as well as a silky fruit-forwardness in youth which the wines of Beaune are known for. It is one of the best Premier Cru vineyards of Beaune, producing a wine that is capable of aging for a considerable period of time.
|Region||France, Burgundy, Cote de Beaune|