Brilliant violet. Mineral-accented red and blue fruits on the perfumed nose, which is lifted by a building spicy element. Juicy and energetic for the vintage, offering sappy boysenberry and black raspberry flavors that are complemented by a hint of candied flowers. Sappy and precise on the impressively long, gently tannic finish, which emphatically repeats the blue fruit note. Drink 2020-2026
92 points | Josh Raynolds,

Formerly named 'Bel Air' this wine is now a blend of two old vine parcels (Bel Air & Sarcillon) dating back to the 1950's. 

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 LF5315