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Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay Clos des Chenes Premier Cru Burgundy France, 2017, 750

Domaine Michel Lafarge Clos des Chenes Volnay Premier Cru Burgundy France, 2017, 750

$ 238.00

Domaine Michel Lafarge Clos des Chenes Volnay Premier Cru Burgundy France, 2017, 750

  • Size: 0.90 ha (2.22 ac)
  • Variety: Pinot Noir
  • Vine Age: Planted 1951-1971
  • Terroir: Shallow, red clay soils on limestone. Located at the intersection of the 4 premier cru vineyards of Volnay: Clos des Chênes, Les Caillerets, Taille Pieds, and En Champans. Moderate slope facing southeast.
  • Viticulture: Certified organic (Ecocert) and biodynamic (Demeter)
  • Vinification: 100% de-stemmed, pneumatic pressing, indigenous yeast fermentation, light settling. Aged for 18 months, unfiltered.

Frédéric believes that location is everything for this complex vineyard. The Lafarge parcel of 55 year-old vines is in the Northeast corner of the vineyard and is the first parcel to the south of Taille Pieds at the intersection of the 4 premier cru vineyards of Volnay (Clos de Chênes, Les Caillerets, Taille Pieds, and En Champans). The depth of the soils in the Lafarge parcels varies from 28-38 cm, but Frédéric only works the first 5-10 cm of the soil. The Lafarge parcel is on the lower portion of the vineyard with the convex slope where the soils are more red and more iron-rich, which give the wines their original, generous expression with great potential for aging.


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