The 2016 Chiroubles was picked on the last day of September, according to Frédéric Lafarge. It has a bright blueberry and orange blossom-scented bouquet that is just so pure and seductive. The palate is very well balanced with fine tannin, nicely structured with a subtle marine influence toward the finish. Give this a year in bottle to get the most from it. Drink: 2019-2023 (Dec17)
88-90 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 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 LF5016