Frederic and Chantal Lafarge manage the Lafarge family’s iconic domaine in Volnay. In spring 2014, they purchased 2.25 hectares of Beaujolais Cru and embarked on a project that would be entirely their own creation. Fluerie Joie du Palais is from 60-year-old vines planted on steep slopes. It’s full of ripe, dark fruits. Smooth and velvety with a lovely freshness and a rich finish.
WA94: The 2019 Fleurie Joie de Palais is taut and concentrated, unwinding in the glass with notes of raspberries, cherries, sweet spices and musk. Medium to full-bodied, lively and saline, it's a vibrant, mineral wine with upside for those with a little patience. As readers may remember, this 1.5-hectare parcel of steeply sloping decomposed pink granite was planted in the 1950s.