Michel Lafarge Volnay 1er Cru 'Clos du Château des Ducs' 2008

Michel Lafarge Volnay 1er Cru 'Clos du Château des Ducs' 2008

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Burgundy’s superlative Domaine Michel Lafarge produces a magical portfolio of Pinot Noirs built for the long haul. “Needs more time” is a common observation of Lafarge’s famously slow-evolving wines, which, while unforgiving and highly tannic in youth, transform into perfumed, silken-textured beauties with age.

Michel sadly passed away in 2020 at the age of 91, but the estate is now in the talented hands of his son Frédéric and granddaughter Clothilde. They farm 12ha of vines (converted to biodynamics in 1996) across Beaune, Pommard, Meursault, and the Côte-de-Beaune-Villages, although it’s the domaine’s Volnays – the 1er Crus ‘Clos des Chênes’ and monopole ‘Clos du Château des Ducs’ in particular – that set the benchmark for Pinot Noir from the Côte de Beaune.

Possesses that unique Lafarge balance of power and poise in its a core of smoky cherries and roses. Draws you in with its indulgence. "Outstanding," says Allan Meadows. 93 Points, Burghound.

Wine Details

Type Red
Country France
Region Burgundy > Côte de Beaune > Volnay
Producer Michel Lafarge
Vintage 2008
Grape Varieties Pinot Noir
Farming Organic
Bottle Size 75.0cl