Marcel Lapierre took over the family domaine from his father in 1973. The winery dates back to the early 1900’s. In 1981 Marcel met Jules Chauvet. A winemaker, researcher and chemist, Chavet preached for natural wines and the traditional methods of Beaujolais. Joined by local vignerons Guy Breton, Jean-Paul Thévenet, and Jean Foillard, Marcel led a group that soon went to the forefront of this movement. Kermit Lynch called this group the Gang of Four, and the name has stuck ever since. Sadly Marcel passed away in 2010. His son Mathieu and daughter Camille continue the work that their father pioneered, now introducing biodynamic vineyard practices and ensuring that Marcel’s legacy lives on.
Light red in color. 12% ABV. For those who care this is the “S” version on the wine. Gorgeous nose of red fruits, earth and baking spices. Light to medium body with exquisite acidity. Lithe, delicate and elegant. Cranberry, iron, earth and minerals on the palate. Medium length on the finish. Everything I expect when I open a bottle of Lapierre Morgon. On par with recent vintages. Best over the next 2-4 years.
My rating: 90 points.
Marcel Lapierre Morgon is one of the great wine values in the world. The 2017 vintage, released late last year, was just a little over $30 per bottle. One of the very few wines that I would still consider buying by the case.