2017 Michel Lafarge Volnay 'Vendanges Sélectionnées'
SKU: 1695 / B70Regular price $84.95
Representing one of Volnay's most traditional winemaking, family's the Lafarge name has become synonymous with harmonious, restrained and intricate wines. Certified biodynamic, Domaine Michel Lafarge is rigid about their vineyard practices hoping to create transparent wines with the consistent capability of long-term aging. Sadly, Michel Lafarge passed away last January with over sixty vintages under his belt but the winery is great hands as his son Frédéric and now his granddaughter Clothilde are dedicated to carrying the torch to its well-established high standards.
In higher quality years, Domaine Lafarge makes a separate bottling of their Volnay cuvée holdings to highlight their older vines which provide a second gear of complexity and persistence. Coming from south-east facing plots which all border 1er crus on clay-limestone soils, the 2017 'Vendanges Selectionnées' is a great observatory wine to understand the influence of old vines and the added weight and intensity they are able to contribute.