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Lafarge-Vial, Chiroubles, 2020


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This spicy, traditionally styled Chiroubles is farmed biodynamically, partially destemmed and aged in neutral barrels and demi-muids.


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When a famous winemaker wanders far from home to make a totally new wine, you can be skeptical. When Gaja makes Brunello di Montalcino in Tuscany, how much of Gaja’s magic really ends up in the final wine? It can be hard to say.

It's not hard to say with Lafarge's Beaujolais: Yes, they bottled their magic.

Lafarge, of course, has been making magic in Volnay for decades. But with small holdings, frost and hail, they don't get to make enough of it to go around. So they headed a little south to the Beaujolais, where they bought vines and named their new Domaine Lafarge-Vial (Vial is Chantal’s maiden name).

It shouldn't come as a big surprise that they've done such a good job. The family has made one of the greatest Bourgogne Passetoutgrains for generations: they know Gamay.

More important, Beaujolais isn't that far from home. So they have no problem being actively involved in the farming (same organic and biodynamic practices as in Volnay) and the winemaking. As a bonus, Gamay in Beaujolais ripens at a slightly different time than their grapes in Volnay, so they can do one harvest after another without missing a beat.

Professional Reviews


BH 90 2022-04-01 00:00:00 -0400
"An overtly peppery nose of various dark berries and earth nuances lead to supple, round and relatively refined middle weight flavors that possess an appealing texture thanks main to the fine-grained tannins shaping the moderately firm finale. Note that this could be enjoyed soon after release or held for 5 to 7 years first." -Allen Meadows

Antonio Galloni

AG 89 2021-12-01 00:00:00 -0500
"The 2020 Chiroubles has a ripe and well-defined bouquet, a mixture of blueberry and black cherry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe tannins, fleshy with a sweet, candied finish. Lovely." -Vinous


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  • Vintage


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  • Farming Practice


  • Style

    Floral , Fruity , Spicy

  • Sweetness


  • Body

    Light Bodied

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