Domaine Marcel Lapierre
Marcel Lapierre was one of the leading lights in the natural wine movement in France. Highly influenced by Jules Chauvet, founder of the natural wines theories, Marcel became a legend by totally reinventing the appellation and imposing a very personal vision of winemaking and winegrowing based on the understanding of the microbiological composition of the soil.
Today, his children Mathieu and Camille proudly carry on the Lapierre tradition. The Lapierre family is regarded as one of the greatest producers in Morgon!
🍀 ORGANIC / 🌙 BIODYNAMIC
Morgon Cuvée Tradition
Morgan Cuvée Marcel Lapierre
Morgon Cuvée Camille
Clos de la Roilette
The Clos de la Roilette, in the village of Fleurie, covers 9 hectares of one of the best slopes in the Beaujolais Cru of ‘Fleurie’. Alain Coudert, often called “le Marquis” has been in charge of the estate since 1987. He succeeded his father, Fernand Coudert, who had bought the Clos du Fleurie 20 years before that.
The clos borders the Moulin-à-Vent appellation and has an eastern exposure. The wines are beautiful when young and have the capacity to age at least 10 years depending on the vintage. The vivacity and intensity of flavour of Coudert’s wines show only too well that great Beaujolais has nothing to hide in comparison to the great wines of the Côte d’Or.
Fleurie Cuvée Tardive
Fleurie Cuvée ‘La Griffe du Marquis’
Domaine de la Grand'Cour (Jean-Louis Dutraive)
Domaine de la Grand’Cour was founded in 1969 by fourth generation vigneron Jean Dutraive. Located in Fleurie, the family estate counts 11,5 hectares of Gamay in the appellations of Fleurie and Brouilly.
In 1989 Jean’s son Jean-Louis took over the domaine giving it a new dynamic. Eventually transitioning to organic farming, Jean-Louis found himself spending the majority of his time in his vineyards gaining an understanding of the significance of organic viticulture.
Vinification practices at the domaine are consistent with slight adjustments depending on the vintage and cuvee. The grapes are macerated with the skin for 15-30 days and are fermented naturally with indigenous yeast. A combination of used Burgundy barrels, foudre, and stainless steel tanks are used during élevage. Minimal sulfur is used throughout the winemaking process and the wines are unfined and unfiltered.
The wines of Domaine de la Grand’Cour are filled with expressive aromatics, texture, depth and flavor. They are as vibrant and complex as anywhere else in Burgundy and unsurprisingly have become absolute cult wines!
Fleurie La Tonne