Lapierre Morgon (750ml)

  • Wine Type

    Red Wine

  • Size

    750ml

  • Vintage

    2020

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Beaujolais

  • Sub-Region

    Morgon

  • Grape

    Gamay

  • Food Pairing

    CharcuterieChickenWarm Vegetable Dishes

Marcel Lapierre took over the family domaine from his father in 1973 and in 1981, the way he approached wine- more specifically Beaujolais, was changed forever after meeting legendary winemaker/chemist/researcher/viticultural poet Jules Chauvet. His claim to fame involves how outspoken he was against the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides in the vineyard, arguing that winemakers should refer back to the traditional methods of Beaujolais.

Joined by local vignerons Guy Breton, Jean-Paul Thévenet, and Jean Foillard, Marcel spearheaded this group that importer Kermit Lynch dubbed the Gang of Four. This clan called for a return to the old practices of viticulture and vinification, starting with: old vines, never using synthetic herbicides or pesticides, harvesting late, rigorously sorting to remove all the healthiest grapes, adding minimal doses of sulfur dioxide or none at all, and disdaining chaptalization. Although Marcel passed at the end of harvest in 2010, his son Mathieu and daughter Camille continue the work their father helped pioneer, introducing biodynamic vineyard practices and ensuring his legacy lives on.

Tasting Notes

On the nose, a bouquet of cherry, liquorice, and violet burst out of the glass. On the palate, these flavours and aromas are dominant with some added fleshy-fruit texture. Incredible on its own but pairs with a variety of charcuterie spreads, chicken dishes, and warm vegetable dishes.

Method

Made from 100% Gamay, the certified-organic grapes come from a 15 ha plot, comprised of sandy decomposed granite soil with an average vine age of 70 years old; they’re harvested by hand and sorted, sometimes in two passes. The grapes undergo semi-carbonic maceration without SO2 for 10-21 days where the wines are then aged in 216 litre barrels for nine months.

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$54.00

*All prices include applicable taxes and bottle deposit.

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