“Deep colours are not Frédéric Lafarge’s thing when it comes to Pinot Noir, but producing wines with haunting finesse most certainly is. This Pinot from a site on the southern side of Beaune, just below the Montagne St-Désiré, is wonderfully fresh and precise, with the gentle tannins that are a key part of the style, taut acidity and caressing summer berry flavours.” Decanter
Very much a family domaine. Continuing his father Michel’s legacy, Frédéric and his daughter Clothilde produce some of the greatest wines in Volnay. There is nothing modern in their winemaking, though the meticulous care of their biodynamically farmed vineyards puts the domaine at the forefront of viticultural practices. The grapes are de-stemmed, vinified traditionally and very little new oak is used in the cellar.
They have around 10 hectares of vines, including some of the very best sites in Volnay. The vines are mature, but not excessively old, and yields are low without being draconian. When they are working on a patch of vines, they are usually accompanied by their hens who eat up any lurking pests.