The Viré-Clessé of Domaine des Héritiers du Comte Lafon in 2016 has a golden color with green highlights. On the nose aromas of honeysuckle, mimosa, violet with a touch of seaweed and plankton. The palate is powerful, palatable with flavors of citrus, honey, nougat and caramel. The finish is mineral and long.
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The 6 hectares of old vines, often more than 60 years old, grown in Viré-Clessé entered the estate of the Domaine des Héritiers Comte Lafon at the end of the year 2000. There are no less than 9 plots that are exploited, vinified and raised. separately, sometimes in lightning, sometimes in half-barrels, to find the right balance so dear to Caroline Gon and Dominique Lafon. Exposed to the sunrise, at mid-hillside for the most part, the vines benefit from a deep clay-limestone soil, and produce grapes of very good maturity. In the end, this Viré-Clessé is now a model for a whole appellation, as it raises to a rare level of balance and elegance the expression of Chardonnay on these lands Mâconnais.