2011 Domaine Heritiers du Comte Lafon Mâcon-Villages

SKU #1108978

The 2011 Mâcon Villages from Comte Lafon is an assemblage of select vine parcels planted in clay and chalk located in the towns of Uchizy and Chardonnay. The primary vineyard has excellent southern exposure and is about twenty years old. All of the vine parcels are cultivated following organic and biodynamic methods.

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By: Chiara Shannon |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 1/29/2013  | Send Email
If you enjoy the richer white Burgundies like Meursault or full-bodied, French-oak-aged Chardonnays from some of California's cooler microclimates (most of which tend to be on the pricey side) here is a ripe, yet poised and refreshing Macon Villages that will satisfy your craving for $20. With tangy pineapple and tropical citrus aromas and flavors, accented by subtle hints of mineral and lemon zest, this Chardonnay balances richness and polish in a well-made, highly appealing style.

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Chardonnay

- It's hard to believe that up until about 30 years ago, this extremely popular varietal hid behind the veil of geographical names like Chablis and Puligny-Montrachet. Now grown all over the world and bottled by its varietal name, Chardonnay has achieved a level of branding unlike any other wine. Surprisingly, though, what you get when you buy Chardonnay can differ greatly from country to country and even within one country, depending on the climate where it's grown and how it is vinified and aged. From fresh, crisp and minerally with apple and lemon notes to rich and buttery with tropical fruit overtones, Chardonnay runs the gamut. In France's Burgundy, Chardonnay is the source of the prized wines of Chablis, Corton-Charlemagne, Mâcon, Meursault and Montrachet. It also the foundation of exceptional Champagne, where it is blended with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier or vinified on its own into Blanc de Blancs. It is also extremely popular in California, and is gaining popularity in Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Spain and South Africa.
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France

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Burgundy

- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north. View our bestselling Burgundy.