Michel Lafarge

WHO WE ARE

Perhaps more than any man alive today, Michel Lafarge best exemplifies all that is soulful and ethereal about the wines of Burgundy.  Eighty-eight year-old Michel, still fully engaged in the viticulture and winemaking at the Domaine, works seamlessly alongside his son and daughter-in-law, Frederic and Chantal, and recently their daughter, Clothilde, now 24.

 

Built over cellars in Volnay first dug by the Dukes of Burgundy, Domaine Lafarge was established by Michel’s great-great-grandparents early in the 19th century. Michel rejected the mid-twentieth century embrace of chemical farming, and the vineyards have never varied from traditional, organic methods. Domaine Lafarge is certified organic (Ecocert) and biodynamic (Demeter).

 

Although their wines have long achieved cult status and routinely sell at auction for dizzying prices, the Lafarge family remains true to their traditions, connected to their soil, and committed to the pure expression of their vineyards.

APPELLATIONS: Volnay, Pommard, Beaune, Meursault

AT A GLANCE

  •  COUNTRY
  •  France
  •  REGION
  •  Burgundy
  •  APPELLATION(S)
  •  See above
  •  PRODUCER
  •  Michel, Frederic & Clothilde Lafarge
  •  FOUNDED
  •  Early 1800’s
  •  ANNUAL PRODUCTION
  •  4,500 cases
  •  FARMING
  • Organic (Ecocert)  Biodynamic (Demeter)
  •  WEBSITE
  •  Domainelafarge.com

VERITAS PORTFOLIO

Volnay Premier Cru, Clos des Chênes

Volnay Premier Cru, Clos du Château des Ducs (Monopole)

Volnay Premier Cru, Les Caillerets

Volnay Premier Cru, Les Mitans

Volnay Premier Cru, Les Pitures

Volnay, Vendanges Sélectionnées

Volnay

Pommard Premier Cru, Les Pézerolles

Beaune Premier Cru, Clos des Aigrots Blanc

Beaune Premier Cru, Clos des Aigrots Rouge

Beaune Premier Cru, Les Grèves

Meursault

Bourgogne Aligoté, Raisins Dorés

Bourgogne Passetoutgrain, l’Exception

Bourgogne, Pinot Noir