2019 Marcel Lapierre 'Cuvee Marcel Lapierre' Morgon, Beaujolais, France (750ml)
From the late Marcel Lapierre, a gentleman who was making "natural" wine well before it was a movement. Unlike some percentage of the "natural" wines out there, Lapierre's are well-made and delicious.The methods at Lapierre are just as revolutionary as they are traditional; the detail and precision with which they work is striking and entirely different from the mass-produced majority of Beaujolais on the market today. Decomposed granite comprises most of their eleven hectares, and the vines are an average of 45 years of age.
Grapes are picked at the last possible moment to obtain the ripest fruit, which is a trademark of the estate style. The Lapierres age their wines on fine lees for at least nine months in oak foudres and fûts ranging from three to thirteen years old. These wines are the essence of Morgon: bright, fleshy fruit with a palatable joie de vivre that was undoubtedly inherited from their creator.