Auxey-Duresses Les Boutonniers, Domaine Lafouge, Burgundy, France 2018
Regular price £41.45
Gilles Lafouge is the fifth generation to run the Domaine and his son, Maxime, will follow in his footsteps very soon. Most of the vineyard holdings are in Auxey-Duresses with a few vineyards in Meursault and Pommard, all of which are farmed organically. The estate is a good example of what Auxey-Duresses has to offer, with grapes coming from the best vineyards such as Duresses and Climat du Val for the reds. The wines of Lafouge show a fine balance of purity and freshness for the whites, with depth and structure for the reds. With a high proportion of old vines, a dedication to caring for their terroir and a keen eye for detail, Jean and Gilles Lafouge deliver thoughtful Burgundies with excellent value for money.
Auxey-Duresses Les Boutonniers 2018
"Les Boutonniers" is contiguous with Meursault "Meix Chavaux" on shallow soils of clay, high in iron, over the limestone bedrock, giving a somewhat lean and very mineral white Burgundy. Broad on the palate, complex and rich yet with finesse which sums up Domaine Lafouge's style