Domaine Marcel Lapierre, Morgon, Beaujolais, France 2015

Domaine Marcel Lapierre makes wines from 70 years-old Gamay grapes in Morgon Beaujolais. Marcel Lapierre, known as the rock star of the region, has the philosophy of producing "natural wine". A natural wine is more than organic wine, in addition to growing the grapes organically, no synthetic additives are used during the winemaking process which keeps the wine alive with subtle character and aromas.

Notes of violets, red cherries and orange zest. Lively fruit character with fine tannins. Enjoyable young and fresh or kept at least ten years to see how it approaches its cousin Pinot Noir with ageing. One of the best Beaujolais Cru from Morgon!

Drink now - 2028

(€28,67 / litre)


93 points, Neal Martin, Robert Parker-Wine Advocate 
The 2015 Morgon has a clean and vibrant bouquet with perfumed dark cherries, redcurrant, a touch of gravel and touches of rose petal. The palate is nicely structured, brimming over with energy. The acidity is very well judged, quite sturdy as Morgon should be, no hard edges here but just the background "hum" of tension from start to finish. This is just a superb Morgon from Mathieu and Camille Lapierre.