Frédéric Lafarge makes some of the finest wines of the Côte de Beaune in his winery in Volnay, In 2014, he started making wine in Beaujolais and now produces some of the finest and most elegant wines of that region.
2020 Fleurie, Lafarge Vial
£138 in bond per 6
"The 2020 Fleurie, which comes from two parcels on pink granite soil, includes 30% whole bunch. The nose is quite backward and required some coaxing from the glass. The palate is more open at the moment, quite intense with supple tannins, tart red fruit laced with white pepper on the finish. Fine." Neal Martin
2020 Fleurie Joie du Palais, Lafarge Vial
£144 in bond per 6
"The 2020 Fleurie La Joie du Palais comes from a steeper vineyard and is de-stemmed by hand (30% whole bunch). It has an incense scented bouquet, hints of lavender and violet petals. The palate is medium-bodied with gentle grip, quite fleshy in the mouth, more red fruit laced with crushed stone on the finish. Very fine, perhaps a couple of years in bottle required."Neal Martin
2020 Fleurie Clos Vernay, Lafarge Vial
£150 in bond per 6
"From granite and quartz soils, the 2020 Fleurie La Clos Vernay has a perfumed rose petal scented bouquet with ample red cherry and crushed strawberry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannins, quite tensile and steely, broody on the finish. Give this 3-4 years in bottle." Neal Martin
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