Fred Lafarge and Chantal (Vial) Lafarge have pieced together a small 4-hectare domaine in the Beaujolais, with vineyards in Fleurie and Chiroubles. They have found vielles vignes (ranging from 30 to 70 years old) in 5 terroirs, most of which were already organic. In the Lafarge style, they immediately began their conversion to biodynamic viticulture. In one of the crus, Joie du Palais, the slope is 52%, and a few of the rows must be worked by horse.
'Brilliant ruby. Spicy cherry and blackberry aromas are underscored by a vibrant mineral element. Juicy and penetrating, offering appealingly sweet red and dark berry flavors along with hints of star anise and floral pastilles. Fine-grained tannins build slowly on a very long, floral-driven finish that's firmed by gentle, even tannins. Drink: 2018 - 2022'
91 Points – Josh Raynolds, vinous.com (Aug, 2016)