While there was no hail in Volnay in 2015, there was a bit in the Clos des Aigrots (the Lafarge family simply cannot be spared!) and this vineyard had the lowest yields at the domaine in this vintage- fifteen hectoliters per hectare! The wine has turned out beautifully, but there is going to be very little of it. The bouquet is a beautiful blend of strawberries, cherries, blood orange pigeon, a complex base of minerality and a gently spicy topnote. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, tight-knit and tangy, with a sappy core of red fruit, fine transparency, suave tannins and a long, primary and beautifully balanced finish. Great juice in the making.
Red Burgundy might be the world’s most flexible food wine. The wine’s high acidity, medium body, medium alcohol, and low tannins make it very food-friendly. Red Burgundy, with its earthy and sometimes gamey character, is a classic partner to roasted game birds, grilled duck breast, and dishes that feature mushrooms, black truffles, or are rich in umami.