Winery Marcel LAPIERRE
Winemakers: Mathieu and Camille Lapierre
Grape varieties : gamay
Surface Winery: 16.5 ha
Annual production: 150,000
Certification: organic wine (AB, Ecocert)
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|Marcel Lapierre was THE master of sulphur-free wine in the Beaujolais and recognised as such throughout France. Since his death in 2010, his son Mathieu and his daughter Camille have continued this remarkable viticultural and vinicultural work in Villié-Morgon. As a great intellectual, artist and teacher, Marcel Lapierre discovered the precepts of Jules Chauvet, researcher and father of the natural wine movement, in 1981 and decided to direct the family Winery (3rd generation of winegrowers) towards gentler and less interventionist methods. Since then, the philosophy has remained the same: to go more natural through biodynamics. In viticulture, the Lapierres do not hesitate to plough the soil to keep it alive and only use organic treatments. The hand-picked grapes are carefully sorted and refreshed if necessary.||
The non-input winemaking The wine is then matured in barrels and casks (some of which are 13 years old!) for a minimum of 9 months. Finally, the blending allows us to bottle three types of cuvées on the Morgon cru: one bottled without sulphur or filtration, one lightly sulphited to stabilise, and another one sulphited and filtered. But the Winery Lapierre The 16.5 hectare estate - including 2 hectares on the famous Côte du Py - also offers other wines such as a Vin de France The "Raisins Gaulois" and, exceptionally, a great cuvée de garde on Morgon, the "Marcel Lapierre" cuvée.
The organic wines (ah the gamay!) of the Lapierre family are Beaujolais of the highest quality, wines of the terroir, which smell of grapes, this fruit so exciting when it is worked so beautifully!