The 2016 Fleurie Clos Vernay, which lies on granite and quartz soils, has more focus and fruit intensity than the Joie du Palais at the moment. This is likewise very well defined with hints of vanilla pod complementing the red cherry fruit. The palate is brimming over with fleshy red cherry and strawberry fruit. Beautifully balanced with great poise on the finish, this is one of the best Beaujolais that I have tasted from Lafarge. Drink: 2018-2022 (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 LF5216