2015 Comte Lafon, Macon Milly Lamartine, Burgundy

Press and Tasting Notes

Dominique Lafon is arguably one of the top 5 white Burgundy producers. Known for his world class Meusaults, his Macons are some of the finest in the region. Macon-Milly-Lamartine offers up tremendous quality and a lot of charm. The aromatic nose is a blend of apple, oranges, roasted nut and crisp minerality. A wonderful finish of citrus peel off ... Read More »

A Merchant's Pick


Featured March 17, 2013

THE REVIEW

Every March, we feature one of our favorite white Burgundies as we move away from the cooler winter months into Spring. During this time, there is a natural tendency to enjoy lighter fare such as fish, chicken, salads and fresh vegetables and not the heavier cuisine of winter.
    This year we are proud to feature one of Burgundy's top five producers, Dominique Lafon. While known for his world class Meursault, he is literally crushing the competition in the Macon with his terroir driven wines. Using the same vinification techniques used in his Meursault, his Macon Chardonnay is without a doubt one of the greatest value white wines coming out of Burgundy today.
    Dominique's Macon-Milly-Lamartine offers up tremendous quality and a lot of charm. The aromatic nose is a blend of apple, oranges, roasted nut and crisp minerality. A wonderful finish of citrus peel offers bright acidity with lovely focus and length.
    While recently enjoying this wine over dinner with friends, a few commented on its quality. Some even noted it tasted "expensive." Needless to say that once they heard the price, they all found their Spring and Summer white. Enjoy!Read More »

Varietal

Chardonnay

Chardonnay is the most popular white wine grape grown throughout the world.  The most prized Chardonnay growing regions are Burgundy, Champagne and California.  The Chardonnays of Burgundy tend to produce dry, elegant w ... Read More »

Region

Burgundy

Wine has been made in Burgundy for over 2,000 years.  The monks were responsible for first identifying specific plots of lands as superior to others; this heirarchy later became the basis for the region’s classification ... Read More »