2016 Domaine Lafarge-Vial Cote De Brouilly
5 in stock
Côte de Brouilly ♥
Cru Red 750 ml
Tasted: Apr 15, 2018
Producer note: In addition to managing the family domaine in Volnay, Frédéric and Chantal Lafarge decided in early 2014 to embark on a new adventure a little further south by acquiring a 4 ha spread of vineyards. Still in Burgundy but working with gamay in Beaujolais and utilizing biodynamic practices, the domaine name is the inclusion of both of their surnames. (Vial is Chantal’s maiden name). Lafarge noted that these 2016s were bottled in November 2017. (Veritas Imports, www.veritaswine.com, CA, USA; Becky Wasserman & Co., www.beckywasserman.com, Beaune, France).
Tasting note: Attractively fresh aromas of cherry, violet, iron-inflected earth and a hint of pepper give way to relatively full-bodied and discreetly stony flavors that are at once succulent but muscular. This broad-shouldered effort delivers fine length on the youthfully austere finale that, not surprisingly, is the most structured among these and as such, at least moderate patience suggested.