Bourgogne Passetoutgrain 'L'Exception' 2018
A Wine That
seems too good to be true — but luckily for you, it's not. The old tradition of Passetoutgrain is kind of like blending Burgundy with Beaujolais, and gives a delightful insight into both worlds through a crunchy, moreish, delicious red-fruited wine. Think raspberry soda, but the fine wine version.
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- Winemaker: Michel Lafarge
Where and How?
This comes from a remarkable old vineyard of massal selection Pinot Noir and Gamay, planted in 1926 on the famed clay-limestone soils neighbouring Meursault. It is farmed biodynamically.
The grapes are destemmed, then lightly crushed and naturally fermented. The wine is then aged for 15-18 months in old barrels, and bottled unfiltered.
The Winemaker: Michel Lafarge
The Volnay domaine of Lafarge is one of a very small handful of domaines in Burgundy that never planted clones, meaning every one of their vineyard represents an incredibly diverse history of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Aligoté.
They maintain traditions and legacies through their vine material and fermenting all their wines naturally (a lab yeast has never even entered their cellar), but they're also very forward-thinking. Their latest planting, for example, is circular: to make it easier to plough, but also to introduce nature's vortex into a planting system.