M & C Lapierre

M & C Lapierre Le Beaujolais 2023

$36
$36

M & C Lapierre Le Beaujolais 2023 is a red natural wine produced by the renowned sibling duo Mathieu and Camille Lapierre in the Beaujolais region of France. This wine offers a vibrant, fresh profile with aromas of ripe cherries and violets, complemented by a silky texture and a hint of earthiness. Its bright acidity and low tannins make it an easy-drinking and enjoyable wine, perfect for various occasions.

Dry/Sweet:, Dry
Wine Type:, Red
Wine Style:, Light Body
Grapes:, Gamay
Farming:, Organic
Vintage:, 2023
Alcohol:, 13%
Country:, France
Region:, Beaujolais
Appellation:, Beaujolais AOC
Bottle Size:, 750ml
Sugar level:, Low Sugar, Zero Added Sugar

Food Pairing Ideas:

Charcuterie and cheese platters, light pasta dishes.

 

Producer profile

M & C Lapierre

M & C Lapierre, a celebrated wine producer in the Beaujolais region of France, was initially established by the late Marcel Lapierre, who became a legend in the natural wine movement. Today, the winery is managed by his children, Mathieu and Camille Lapierre, who continue their father's legacy of producing exceptional natural wines.

Located in the village of Morgon, the Lapierre family's vineyards span 10 hectares of granitic gravel soils, perfect for growing Gamay grapes. The winery is known for its rigorous organic farming practices and minimalist winemaking approach. It uses indigenous yeasts, whole-cluster fermentation, and aging in old Burgundy barrels without added sulfur or filtration.

M & C Lapierre is renowned for its Morgon wines, particularly their flagship "Cuvée Marcel Lapierre," which showcases the pure expression of the Gamay grape with vibrant cherry, licorice, and violet aromas. Their wines are characterized by a silky texture, bright acidity, and a balance that allows them to age gracefully while remaining highly drinkable in their youth.

The winery also produces "Le Beaujolais," a cuvée that offers a fresh and lively take on Beaujolais wines, often described as a pleasure bomb with bright fruit and a stimulating juicy energy. Their commitment to natural viticulture and innovative techniques continues to set a benchmark in the Beaujolais region, making M & C Lapierre a favorite among wine enthusiasts worldwide.

Wine region

Beaujolais, France

The Beaujolais wine region, located in the eastern part of France, is an integral part of the Burgundy wine area but maintains a distinct identity due to its unique wine production methods and grape varieties. It stretches from the southern tip of Burgundy to the northern parts of Lyon, encompassing about 55 kilometers from north to south and 25 kilometers from east to west.

Beaujolais is primarily known for its use of the Gamay grape, which is relatively easy to cultivate and ripens early. The region's soils are diverse, with granite predominating in the northern areas and sedimentary rock in the south. This geological variance significantly influences the flavor profile and structure of the wines produced here.

The region is famous for Beaujolais Nouveau, a young wine released annually on the third Thursday of November. This tradition celebrates the end of the harvest. It involves the wine made with carbonic maceration, emphasizing fresh, fruity flavors without extracting bitter tannins from the grape skins.

Apart from Beaujolais Nouveau, the region also produces more structured and complex wines, particularly from the ten Crus of Beaujolais, named areas recognized for higher quality. These crus include Brouilly, Morgon, and Moulin-à-Vent, among others. Wines from these areas are capable of aging and evolving complexity over several years.

Beaujolais wine production is divided into three classifications: Beaujolais AOC, for wines typically light and fruity, suitable for immediate consumption; Beaujolais-Villages AOC, coming from 38 designated municipalities and offering slightly higher complexity; and the aforementioned Cru Beaujolais, from the ten specific areas known for their distinctive and more robust wines.

The Beaujolais region produces approximately 70 million liters annually, accounting for nearly half of all Gamay-based wines globally. Wine growing and production here rely heavily on traditional knowledge and practices, with many growers adhering to natural wine production methods. These practices emphasize minimal intervention in the vineyard and winery to preserve the natural expression of the grape and terroir.

Beaujolais wines are celebrated for their versatility in pairing with a wide range of foods, from light salads to hearty meat dishes. This makes them a favorite among various dining contexts, from casual to refined. The region's commitment to quality and tradition, along with its innovative approach to winemaking, continues to attract interest from wine enthusiasts worldwide.

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Natural wine is a type of wine made in small batches from hand-harvested organic or biodynamic grapes with minimal intervention in the cellar.
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