Domaine Michel Lafarge, Bourgogne Passetoutgrain L'Exception, 2017

$33.99

A blend of 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Gamay. The fruit for this wine came from a vineyard planted in 1926 planted on clay and limestone-rich soil. All the grapes were destemmed before very light crushing and pneumatic pressing. Fermentation began spontaneously. The resulting wine was aged for 15-18 months and bottled unfiltered. Demeter certified Biodynamic.

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Domaine Michel Lafarge

Lafarge is one of the great names in Volnay, some would say the greatest. His wines are sought out the world over, and we are always excited when our allocation arrives.

Lafarge’s home territory is Volnay, though he also has holdings in nearby Beaune and Meursault. This is an old estate that started bottling their wines in the early 1900s. Only Armand Rousseau, the DRC, and maybe two or three other growers have that kind of history.

The wines of Lafarge are magical. Despite being made in a decidedly old-school style—really no different than a generation or even two ago—they display incredible purity and not a hint of rusticity. It is the same kind of magic that Jacky Truchot was able to conjure. We only wish we could get more.

Details

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Burgundy

  • Grape Variety

    Pinot Noir

  • Vintage

    2017

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Traditional

  • Style

    Earthy , Elegant , Minerally

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Light Bodied