Dominique Lafon Beaune-Vignes Franches
Dominique purchases an entire parcel just north of Clos des Mouches, which is early ripening. The wine are entirely destemmed, macerated for up to 20 days, and with gentles extraction. Elevage is for 18 months, and this is the most structured of his Beaunes.
"A more floral suffused nose reflects notes of essence of red berries, spice, violet and lavender. The sleek, delicious and beautifully detailed medium weight flavors conclude in a refreshing if slightly austere finale. This is really quite pretty with enough underlying material and structure to reward up to a decade of cellaring." -Burghound