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.
Vivid red. High-pitched red berry, lavender and Asian spice aromas show excellent clarity and pick up a mineral element with aeration. Juicy and fine-grained, offering intense raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that turn sweeter and deeper with air. In a graceful style, with no rough edges. Shows excellent finishing clarity; silky, even tannins shape a penetrating finish that leaves a sexy floral pastille note behind. Drink: 2018 - 2022
92 Points – Josh Raynolds, vinous.com (Aug, 2016)