The Lafarge family is above all, with the patriarch Michel first (who left us in 2020), an illustrious and iconic estate in Volnay, in the Côtes de Beaune. A pioneer of biodynamics, Michel and his son Frédéric have always worked for a viticulture that respects the vine and its environment.
In 2014, Frédéric Lafarge and his wife Chantal decided with their daughter Clotilde to embark on the Beaujolais adventure, with the acquisition of very beautiful climates on Fleurie: the Lafarge-Vial estate was born. Begins a long work of rehabilitation of these 4 hectares of vines, which are of course worked in biodynamics. The wines are of course vinified in Burgundy, but the approach in terms of harvest date and maceration is adapted to gamays. These are destemmed and aged for almost a year after an artisanal vertical pressing to better extract the aromatic components. The work in the vineyard is just as passionate and meticulous as in Volnay, the wines have, like their Burgundian brothers, a lot of soul and depth ... and certainly an admirable aging potential. Clos Vernay is a popular plot of the Domaine, facing south and whose soil is composed of quartz and granite.