The 2016 Côte de Brouilly is a new addition to the Lafarge Vial range and it comes from a parcel just before you arrive at Château Thivin, the vines around 50 years old. It has a very serious and complex bouquet with mineral-driven dark berry fruit, perhaps more introspective compared to the Clos Vernay. The palate is very sensual and well defined with great poise, superbly structured with a succulent, fleshy finish that is very tempting. Excellent! Drink: 2018-2027 (Dec17)
90-92 points | Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate

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.


Grape Variety Gamay
Closure Cork
Bottle Size 750ml
Brand Domaine Lafarge-Vial
SKU LF5516