FR-HCL-16-19

Vire-Clesse, Heritiers du Comte Lafon

Vire-Clesse, Heritiers du Comte Lafon
  • Certified biodynamic
  • 60+ year old vines
  • 250m altitude
  • Mid slope, east facing
  • Clay-limestone soils
  • Indigenous yeast
  • Aged in large 45hl barrels and 500L demi-muids
Producer:
Vintage:
2019
Country:
France
Region:
Burgundy
Appellation:
Macon
Variety:
Chardonnay
Color:
White
Farming Practice:
Certified Biodynamic

Press & Reviews

Decanter

Score:
90
Date:
2020-10-23
Review:
The wine is produced in a rich, luxuriant style, with aromas of ripe apricots and quince. The texture is dense - some will find this perhaps a bit heavy - but Lafon says this corresponds to the style of the commune. From a number of parcels all located within the village of Viré, totalling 6ha. The grapes are pressed as whole bunches and fermented in large oak uprights, as well as large casks, before ageing for ten months on the lees.