Domaine Michel Lafarge Les Mitans Volnay Premier Cru Burgundy France, 2018, 750
- Size: 0.39 ha (0.96 ac)
- Variety: Pinot Noir
- Vine Age: Planted in 1952, 1976
- Terroir: Gentle slope facing southeast. Soils are moderately deep, brown clay on limestone bedrock. 250-meters elevation.
- Viticulture: Certified organic (Ecocert) and biodynamic (Demeter)
- Vinification: 100% de-stemmed, whole grape fermentation, indigenous yeast fermentation, 15% new oak, unfined, unfiltered.
The vines in the Lafarge parcel are approximately 65 years old. The vines are planted downslope to the east. Frédéric points out that the clay-rich soils of Les Mitans are surprisingly light and “springy” when stepped on, a factor he strongly attributes to biodynamic farming. He also believes that the final wine reflects this springiness in its freshness, femininity, and balance between clay and stone influences.