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Dominique Lafon took over the management of the estate from his father, René, in 1987. Much of the estate was managed with sharecroppers which he has gradually removed and now the entire 13.8 hectare estate is solely managed by Domaine des Comtes Lafon. Their cellars are the deepest in Burgundy.Managed using biodynamic principles, the wines are barrel fermented and late bottled (nearly two years post-vintage) producing wines that are balanced yet extremeley deep and complex.
A red wine appellation only, wines from Volnay might be considered the most revered of southern Burgundy. They have been celebrated since the 18th century for their delicacy. But they are not fruit forward like those of Beaune or Chorey Lès Beaune nor have the brooding structure of Pommard.Instead, they have superb linearity, focus and poise while sheathed in velvety tannin. This slightly reticent personality comes out even more with a bit of age, though some can be approached very young. There are no grand cru vineyards in Volnay, but there are some excellent premier cru examples including Volnay Les Champans and Volnay Les Caillerets. Chardonnay grown in the shared Santenots vineyard must be labelled as Meursault.