Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay 2016 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay 2016
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Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay 2016

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750ml
$99.99

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Category Red Wine
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Region France, Burgundy, Volnay
Brand Domaine Michel Lafarge

This is the quintessential Lafarge wine, an AC Volnay. The esteemed Domaine Michel Lafarge is located in the village of Volnay, in the Côte de Beaune of Burgundy . The size of the estate is 10 ha (24.71 acres)  planted to mostly Pinot Noir with very small amounts of Chardonnay, Gamay and Aligoté. The viticulture is certified organic (Ecocert) and biodynamic (Demeter, since 2000) and the red wines are made with 100% de-stemmed grapes, indigenous yeasts, maximum 25% new oak, reds unfiltered, whites fined and/or filtered if necessary. 

The Volnay is made from 1.25 ha (3.09 acre) in the village, with vines averaging 50 years,  multiple parcels in the middle of Volnay that border premier Crus (including Mitans), all southeast-facing, with clay-limestone soil. The vinification: 2 weeks in tank, indigenous yeasts, 18 months aging in oak barrel (7% new), one racking.


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Palish medium red. Aromatic scents of redcurrant, cherry and spices. A step up in texture over the regional wines, offering good complexity to the classically dry flavors of red berries, red cherry and spices. Finishes with broad tannins and solid structure. There's no separate Volnay Vendanges Sélectionnées cuvée in 2016, as these vines produced just seven hectoliters per hectare, according to Frédéric Lafarge. 88-90

Stephen Tanzer, January 2018

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