Marcel Lapierre was a leading light in France’s natural wine movement until his untimely death in 2010. A hero to many winemakers, he was one of the first to embrace biodynamics, wild yeast, and minimal use of sulphur.
His son, Mathieu, and daughter, Camille, hold the same values and produce fantastic wine as naturally as possible while ensuring the bottles reach the consumer in perfect condition. The domaine’s vines, cultivated organically since 1981, are an average age of 60 years old and spread over 13 ha in Villié-Morgon area, two of which are in the Cote de Py. The cultural techniques used help preserve the soil’s natural biology, while also helping the vines take root deeply and absorb the oligo-elements necessary for the individuality and flavour of the Cru.
The domaine’s Morgon is widely regarded as one of the finest in Beaujolais and very few wines can match it for sheer drinking pleasure.