Note: from a tiny plot 0.35 ha planted in 1969 on South/southeastern exposure, granite soil. Vinified with 15-25% whole cluster, indigenous yeast fermentation in concrete tank, gentle extraction. Lurid ruby. Spicy and sharply focused on the nose, displaying ripe red and dark berry, cherry and floral aromas and a suggestion of exotic spices. Seamless and appealingly sweet, offering black raspberry, cherry liqueur, lavender and spicecake flavors that are supported by a spine of juicy acidity. Powerful yet lithe in style, delivering gentle closing grip, well-knit tannins and lingering dark berry and spice notes. Drink 2020-2026
92 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 an array of old vines (ranging from 30 to 70 years old) in 5 terroirs, most of which were already organically grown. 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 LF5015