Domaine Michel Lafarge | Volnay, France
Domaine Michel Lafarge is situated in the heart of the village of Volnay and produces some of the finest red wines in Burgundy. Michel Lafarge took over from his father in 1949 and was joined by his son Frédéric in 1978. Frédéric carries on the family tradition and operates the domaine very much by instinct and respect for the terroir, with no sense of imposition and with biodynamic techniques.
There is nothing modern in their winemaking (very little new oak is used), though the meticulous care of their biodynamically farmed vineyards puts the domaine at the forefront of viticultural practices. The wines are handled as gently as possible and are allowed to speak for themselves; they are wonderfully aromatic and balanced with subtle flavours and the capacity for some very serious ageing if one has the patience.