Lafon Volnays – a summer tasting

Volnay Santenots du Milieu of Comtes Lafon

Highs and lows are presented here in the latest of an annual series.

Long-term Purple Pagers may recall that a highlight of each summer that I spend in the Languedoc is a wine tasting hosted by wine collector Graham Nutter at his wine estate Ch St-Jacques d’Albas in Laure-Minervois. There is always a theme and this year it was the Volnays of Comtes Lafon. Before we got down to tasting the wines, he explained how he came to have such an enviable collection of them, as well as burgundies from other coveted addresses. When he moved back from working in...