Lafarge Bourgogne Rouge 2020

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Pinot Noir | Burgundy | France | Red Wine | Domaine Lafarge | 2020 | 0,75 L | 13 %
About
Lafarge Bourgogne Rouge 2020 is a dry red wine, made exclusively from Pinot Noir grapes, sourced from the Burgundy region of France. This wine exemplifies the classic elegance and refinement of Burgundian Pinot Noir, reflecting the Lafarge family's commitment to organic and biodynamic viticulture. The 2020 vintage is celebrated for its vibrant acidity, balanced structure, and expressive fruit flavors, making it a noteworthy representation of entry-level Burgundy wines.
Producer
Winery Domaine Michel Lafarge produces Burgundy wines and is located in Wolnay, in the region of Côte de Beaune. The family-owned winery was founded in the 18th century by Michel Lafarge's great-great-grandfather. In 1995, Michel Lafarge was one of the first in Burgundy to experiment with biodynamic viticulture, and he is also known for his techniques of minimal interference with the processes taking place in the winery and vineyards. Michel Lafarge and his son Frederic work together to produce wine from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, which they grow on 10 hectares in Wolnay. Winery Michel Lafarge is known for its red wine from Pinot Noir, which is grown in a Premier Cru vineyard called Clos des Chênes in the village of Volnay. All wines are aged in oak barrels (5% new) and are minimally cleaned and filtered before bottling.
Tasting notes

Lafarge Bourgogne Rouge 2020 reveal an inviting bouquet of red cherries, raspberries, and strawberries, complemented by floral hints and subtle earthy undertones. On the palate, it offers a medium-bodied texture with bright acidity and smooth tannins, featuring flavors of ripe red berries, a touch of spice, and a long, elegant finish. This Pinot Noir is praised for its freshness, complexity, and the harmonious integration of fruit and earthiness.

Pairing

Lafarge Bourgogne Rouge 2020 pairs beautifully with roasted poultry, grilled salmon, or mushroom risotto, where its acidity and fruitiness enhance the savory flavors of the dishes. It also complements a variety of cheeses and charcuterie, providing a delightful contrast and elevating the overall dining experience with its refined and vibrant character.

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Pinot Noir has very aromatic profile, very fresh acidity and low level of quaite soft tannins. The nature of Pinot Noir wine is its flavors of red berries and cherry (red sour cherries in lighter wines and cooked black cherries in bold examples). This wine matures very exating, developing notes of berry jam, violets, leather, moss and mushrooms.
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