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Marcel Lapierre Morgon bottle
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$45.00

Marcel Lapierre Morgon 2022


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About the wine:

• 100% Gamay from 70+ year old vines

Semi-carbonic maceration without SO2, for 10-21 days
• Ages 9 months in 216 liter barrels

All our vines are located on the Morgon terroir.  It is undoubtedly one of the most famous Beaujolais crus!  Typically, Morgon has four dominant aromas: cherry, violet, raspberry and a very slight touch of liquorice.  Combining lightness and richness, our Morgon has an aging potential of around ten years on average.  It should be noted that the Morgon appellation dates from 1936, i.e. only 12 years after the creation of the first AOCs,  in Arbois and Châteauneuf.  

About the producer:

• Certified organic by Ecocert since 2004, the estate has worked in accordance with organic viticulture (A.B. label) since the 1980’s
• No chemical fertilizers, synthetic products, or weed killers are used
• To keep soils alive, they use compost and surface plow their vines
• Only non-aggressive treatments are used in order to preserve indigenous yeast populations on grapes and other organisms
• Once the grapes have reached maturity, they are harvested exclusively by hand and put into small containers to prevent any damage to the fruit before vinification
• The bunches undergo a rigorous sorting process “because a clean harvest and an appropriate maturity are essential in our quest for quality during the vinification”
• Only indigenous yeasts are used in fermentation
• The estate vinifies using the traditional “semi-carbonic” method, meaning the majority of berries remain intact and are then saturated with CO2 inside of a closed vat. In this atmosphere, the enzymatic activity manages to start the fermentation
• Wines are bottled unfiltered

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. In the words of KLWM salesperson Sam Imel, “They are meant to be devoured.”

All our vines are located on the Morgon terroir.  It is undoubtedly one of the most famous Beaujolais crus!  Typically, Morgon has four dominant aromas: cherry, violet, raspberry and a very slight touch of liquorice.  Combining lightness and richness, our Morgon has an aging potential of around ten years on average.  It should be noted that the Morgon appellation dates from 1936, i.e. only 12 years after the creation of the first AOCs,  in Arbois and Châteauneuf.  About the producer: