3 Bottle Pack.
Michel Lafarge, a Handford favourite and highly regarded Volnay winemaker, died almost exactly a year ago, aged 91. Michel helped put Volnay on the map and his reds have become the most sought after in the Cotes de Beaune. Working with his old vines (some over 90 years old and planted by his grandfather) he produced wines that always expressed their terroirs and, although he very much had a traditional approach to winemaking, he was one of the first in Burgundy to move to biodynamics. James Handford always considered the Lafarge 1er Cru ageing cellar his temple. Going there to taste was not a job, but a pilgrimage.
In memory of Michel, we've put together some packs from some of his 2018 and 2017 vintages.. You'll get one bottle each of:
– Meursault Vendanges Selectionnees 2017 Michel Lafarge
From parcels that touch Santenots, this offers up aromas of yellow orchard fruit, flowers and fresh peach. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, fleshy and nicely concentrated, with more depth and dimension than the regular Meursault.
– Meursault 2018 Michel Lafarge
Ripe, but with a real tonic feel. Great tension along with more-ish and sumptuous mid palate fruits. Great poise and length.
– Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Aigrots Blanc 2017 Michel Lafarge
Aromas of smoky green orchard fruit and ripe citrus fruits. A layered and incisive wine with good cut and flesh. Pretty and flavourful, this will offer a broad drinking window.