2017 Domaine Camille et Mathieu Morgon Cru Beaujolais -photo grapelive

2017 Domaine Camille et Mathieu Lapierre, Morgan, Cru Beaujolais, France.
One of the modern world’s most iconic wines, the Lapierre Morgon continues to be both the standard barer for the Morgon region of Beaujolais and for pragmatic natural wines. One of the first and most successful on the world stage, the Lapierre Morgon is one of the most highly sought after and prized wines in the world, the late Marcel Lapierre was a legend and followed a holistic approach in the vineyard and his kids Camille and Mathieu continue true to his beliefs farming close to biodynamic levels of organic and natural farming and using natural yeasts and exceptional low sulfur additions, in some cases with no sulfur added at all, all in the quest to transmit the purity of terroir and the most vivid form of Gamey Noir. The 2017 vintage is bright, fresh and thrilling, it rivals the best vintages for clarity with vibrant cherries, violets, fennel and a light walnut note leading the way before opening up to a deeper, dark sense in the glass with plum, blueberry and black raspberry fruit coming alive in the crisp medium bodied palate as well as hints of earth, spice, mineral and savory tones. This cuvee, the standard “S”, with a light sulfur addition, this is not the normal Kermit Lynch offering that sees no sulfur and marked “N”, it is from the estate’s 60 year old vines set on the gravelly pure granite soils of the Cru, it was whole cluster fermented with the mentioned indigenous yeasts only and on the fine lees in old Burgundy barrels where the wine is raised for just under a year, then bottled unfined and unfiltered. This version is slightly less expressive and fruity versus the cuvee “N”, but still absolutely glorious Gamay, translucent and this 2017 is drinking fantastic right now, I have had it out of both 750ml and magnum already and I am very impressed, the quality and pleasure make this dark garnet and ruby hued wine is an authentic and fun example of the grape and place, absolutely irresistible from start to finish, I love this year a lot and I cannot wait to try the cuvee “N” and the limited reserve bottling Cuvee Camille too.
($38-44 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive

By admin