Wine Marcel Lapierre, "Raisins Gaulois", 2018
Reviews of purchase Marcel Lapierre, "Raisins Gaulois", 2018
The wine is ruby red.
The taste of wine is provocative, bright, juicy, fresh, invigorating, with a light sweetness of fruit and berry shades and a light spice in the aftertaste.
Explosive, fresh aroma of the wine is filled with rich tones of red fruits.
The wine goes well with meat snacks, cheeses, burritos and other simple dishes. Suitable for a picnic.
"Raisins Gaulois" - a juicy, deliciously refreshing organic red wine with bright, playful fruity notes and low alcohol levels. This wine was created by the children of Marcel Lapierre - Mathieu and Camilla, who proudly continue the tradition of their father. "Raisins Gaulois" - an ideal dedication to the wines of the Domain Lapierre, it is intended specifically for drinking - not tasting, not relishing, but cheerful carefree drinking. Although the wine is made from Gamay, grown within the Crew Morgon, high yields from young vines exceed the limit required to obtain the status of Morgon AOC, therefore it is classified as Vin de France. “Rezan Golua” is recommended to be served a little chilled at a picnic, with meat snacks, cheeses, burritos and other simple dishes.
Marcel Lapierre took over the management of the family Domain in 1973, by which time the area of vineyards was 7 hectares. 1981 was a landmark year for Marcel Lapierre, he met with Jules Chauvet - a winemaker, researcher, chemist and prophet of viticulture. It was Chauvet, after the appearance of chemical fertilizers and pesticides in the 1950s, who first spoke out for "natural" wine, returning to the traditional methods of Beaujolais. Several winemakers — Lapierre, Guy Breton, Jean-Paul Tevinet and Jean Foyard — joined the Gang of Four group, which supports natural winemaking, and Marcel led it. The rebels called for a return to the old practice of viticulture and vinification: cultivating old vines, abandoning synthetic fertilizers, late harvesting, sorting carefully to remove everything except the healthiest grapes, adding a minimum dose of sulfur dioxide or completely abandoning it.
Unfortunately, the 2010 harvest was the last for Marseilles - the man who changed the mind about Beaujolais. Now his son Mathieu and daughter Camilla are confidently continuing the work begun by their father. Mathieu is currently introducing the practice of biodynamic methods in the vineyard and winery. These methods are fundamentally different from the mass production of most Beaujolais wines today.