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2016 Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay 1er Cru Pitures #96996772


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Reviews 91-93 points Wine Advocate "It has plenty of black cherry and blackcurrant fruit on the nose, lively and pretty, just a subtle black olive note developing in the glass. The palate is very well balanced with succulent ripe tannin, well structured with a sorbet-like freshness, the finish offering blood orange and tangerine among the red berry fruit. Superb. (NM)" 91-94 points Burghound "A strikingly fresh nose combines notes of red cherry liqueur, lavender and anise. The cool, restrained and intense middle weight plus flavors possess excellent mid-palate density as well as focused power and minerality that add lift to the muscular finish that delivers first-rate depth and persistence. (AM)"

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Frederic Lafarge of Domaine Michel Lafarge

About Domaine Michel Lafarge

The late Michel Lafarge was simply a master of Volnay, a soulful craftsman of some of the world’s finest Pinot Noirs for over six decades. Today, Michel’s son, Frédéric, oversees the 12 hectare Domaine, including the appellation’s greatest crus, using certified organic and biodynamic methods. As early pioneers of biodynamic viticulture, Frédéric and his father were passionate and uncompromising. In the 2012 vintage, for example, they gracefully accepted losing the vast majority of their crop rather than resort to conventional farming methods. And even in easy vintages, their yields are intentionally low.

In their 13th-century cellars, Frédéric and his team de-stem the entire crop. They seek traditional, natural vinifications on native yeasts, infrequent rackings, and long élévages in oak barrels, using anywhere between 5% to 25% new wood. They bottle the reds unfiltered and only fine and filter the whites when necessary. With complexity, aromatic depth and poise, the wines of Domaine Michel Lafarge can withstand great lengths of cellar aging. What’s more, they are incredibly rare, especially with age, so we recommend buying them when you can!

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