Best of the Best 2016: Leisure | International Red Wines: Domaine Marcel Lapierre 2014 Cru Beaujolais Morgon

Domaine Marcel Lapierre 2014 Cru Beaujolais Morgon

Marcel Lapierre was the godfather of natural winemaking in France, and his wines capture a grace and elegance unlike anything else. The Cru Beaujolais, from the small village of Morgon, is one of the greatest values on the market—though a surge in demand over the last 5 years has led to severe allocations to retailers and restaurants. The unrivaled price-to-quality ratio proves that you do not need to spend a lot to drink great wine. If you can find it, buy this one by the case and drink it often. 

  • After Marcel Lapierre died in 2010, his son Mathieu took the helm as winemaker.
  • The wines are still farmed and crafted with Marcel’s meticulous organic methods and natural winemaking approach.
  • The low-yielding vines— more than 60 years old— are harvested by hand, then fermented with natural yeast, aged in old Burgundian barrels, and bottled without fining or filtration.

Domaine Marcel Lapierre, ($35)

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