Tag: Dominique Lafon

Coming into focus: Burgundy 2020

Elle Macleod, the newest member of our Burgundy Buying team, reports on her journey into the fascinating, complex and sometimes surprising world of Burgundy. I’ve spent years learning about, and loving, Burgundy. Revering its producers. Studying its appellations. Adoring its wines. So when, earlier this year, I became the new Burgundy Buying Assistant, I was […]

“The right time”: a moment with Dominique Lafon

We catch up with Dominique Lafon, a leading vigneron in Burgundy for well over 30 years. He recalls starting out in the 1980s and explains why he did it all again in 2008.  Dominique Lafon joined his family business, Domaine des Comtes Lafon, in 1987. In 2008, he started making a few wines under his own eponymous label. “It was the […]

A face-to-face encounter with the Great Whites

With the UK wine market in the grip of Burgundy-fever, we caught up with Olivier Merlin and Dominique Lafon – the preeminent producers behind one of this year’s most exciting white wine stories: a rarely seen collaboration to create the stunning 2012 Pouilly-Fuissé Clos des Quarts While Olivier Merlin has been buying grapes from the […]

2013 Burgundy Vintage Diary Part II

The second installment of Jasper Morris MW’s blog from the vineyards of Burgundy, where the harvest continues despite unpredictable weather. Monday 30th September Sunday did indeed turn out to be dreary damp and drizzly and I doubt if many pickers were out. Monday was better, still misty and overcast for most of the day which […]