Domaine Michel Lafarge
This 10ha domaine produces some of the finest wines in Volnay and has been farmed biodynamically since 1999. It is run by Michel Lafarge and his son Frédéric, who farm their vineyards using biodynamic principles. The Pinot Noir characteristics are show cased brilliantly at this domaine. Very little new oak is used, only around 5%, with barrels between 2 and 5 years preferred. The style is alluring, complex and harmonious and is exactly what one looks for in great Volnay
This wine is produced from 6 plots totaling 2.6 ha of vines planted as far back as 1932. There is no new oak used in the production of this wine, it is a pure expression of the Pinot Noir and terroir of Volnay.
A beautiful, expansive and aromatic bouquet, very much in the distinguished Lafarge style. The palate is very refined, not heavy at all, sexy and expressive with an incredible density of strawberry fruit. Pure and elegant, the tannins are silky and smooth and there is seamless structure to the wine. Long on the finish this is a beautifully crafted wine. Chapeau!