Beaune Rouge 1er Cru 'Clos des Aigrots' 2018
A Wine That
is a rare gem, and that we're honoured to have on the site. This is about as pure and ethereal as Pinot gets, and it's the kind of wine to drink slowly, savouring every sip and filling a whole page of your journal. Think wild strawberries and moss; the scent of taking a walk in the woods when it's been raining.
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- Winemaker: Michel Lafarge
Where and How?
This comes from a plot of massal selection Pinot Noir, planted in 1949, 1964, 2012, farmed biodynamically by the Lafarge family.
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.