Volnay-Santenots-du-Milieu- Volnay 1er cru - 1997 - Domaine des Comtes Lafon
- Alc. 13.5%
This estate only obtained full AB
certification from the 1998 vintage but I feel justified in including this wine because they applied for the certificate in 1995, so were undoubtedly then applying organic methods, and they now claim to be fully biodynamic - http://www.comtes-lafon.fr/domaine_eng/viticulture.htm
C: Medium ruby with little sign of bricking.
N: Quite subdued initially but nice cherry touches.
P: Smooth and well shaped with medium body, slightly sweet and satisfying Burgundian fruit and moderate acidity with little secondary development and some structural tannic support, albeit a bit drying, on the finish. A good and elegant Burgundy but I had been expecting more bloom and I think that it may be on the downward slope; this is probably a function of the 1997 vintage, which I like more than many do, rather than of organic agriculture; 16/20+.
Again I can't say that I can identify any organic typicity. However, I have located an interesting article in the RVF about the taste of organic wines which I will endeavour to summarise in the next day or two.