Type: Red Wine
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Code: VOLN445
A healthy crop in 2022 saw yields return to a normal level of 44 hl/ha. The vines are grown on 4 separate plots, abutting the premier crus of Champans, Fremiets and Clos des Ducs, with thin top soils and a heavy, rocky limestone subsoil. Good SW and South SE exposure aid the vines ripening. In 2022 Michel started picking on the 26th August, finishing on the 3rd Sept. Rain at the end of June helped freshen the vines and lifted yields to an average for the domain of 42hl/hl.
This is an En Primeur wine and special conditions apply.

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
Michel has made a cracking Volnay Villages, showing crunchy red forest fruits, tinged with blackberry, wrapped around a core of tightly packed muscular fruit, tannins and racy acidity, There is a distinct smoky edge, and the palate includes a layer of pomegranate and kirsch.
Great with pan fried duck breast with a cherries and port.
Yields of 44hl/ha were way above 2021. Fermented in used barrels before maturing for around 17 months in older oak.

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