Above: Michel Lafarge.
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Volnay, to me it is about balance. There is always a lot of balance and harmony in the wines. You have the elegance, the finesse, the distinction, the power, the length and the silky tannins.
Frédéric Lafarge has a firm grip on Volnay. Domaine Michel Lafarge has been in the village since early 20th century and has established itself as one of the top names of Burgundy. The twelve hectares are equally divided between premier crus, village and regionals – one third of each.
Volnay, Burgundy.Back in 1887, in his book ”Histoire de Volnay”, Abbé Bavard wrote ”This land is rich in aromatic components. In this respect Volnay is, together with la Romanée and le Saint-Georges, is one of the most privileged pieces of land in the world”. Prior to that, in 1855, Dr Lavalle had pointed out that, with the exception for Beaune, Volnay was probably the commune that produced the largest number of great wines.