Wednesday, April 6, 2016
2014 Dominique Lafon Bourgogne Blanc...$41.99
Always searching for new challenges, Dominique Lafon started his own label - separate from the family domaine - in 2008 and currently works approximately 4.5 hectares in Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, Volnay, and Beaune. Legally, the DL brand has négociant status but this is only because Dominique shared space with a négociant and only very rarely buys grapes.
The wines are vinified in the cellars of Domaine Manuel in Meursault, as Dominique wishes to keep his activities at the family domaine and DL separate. DL gives him an opportunity to experiment with his style and build on what he learns from each vintage. Dominique would define the style of the DL wines as having a bit more tension than those of Domaine des Comtes Lafon. The élevage on the DL wines is shorter and the plots are mostly located on the upper part of the hillsides, which gives the wines an interesting minerality and tension.