Note: from a plot 1.5 ha planted in 1950 on an extremely steep slope that requires plowing by hourse. Crumbling pink granite soil-these vines consistently produce tiny grapes. Vinified with 15% whole cluster, indigenous yeast fermentation in concrete tank, gentle extraction. 'Bright ruby. Dark berries, pungent flowers, incense and a smoky mineral flourish on the deeply perfumed nose. Stains the palate with sweet blackberry, cherry liqueur and violet pastille flavors that are sharpened and given spine by a core of juicy acidity. Powerful yet lithe in character, finishing very long and chewy, with sneaky tannins lending shape and grip to the impressively concentrated fruit. Drink 2021-2028
93 points | Josh Raynolds,

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 LF5415