Lapierre 'Raisins Gaulois' Gamay Vin de France 2019
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Marcel Lapierre took over his father's domaine in 1973. In 1981 he met Jules Chauvet - a winemaker, a chemist and an eventual mentor of natural winemaking in Beaujolais. Together with a couple other well known natural Beaujolais wine geeks they formed what was later dubbed The Band of Four- a group of winemakers who were obsessed with old vines, farming without chemicals and very little sulfur additions. Lapierre was a major player in traditional, natural winemaking in both the vineyard and the cellar. He passed away in 2010 just after harvest, passing his natty wine legacy onto his children, Mathieu and Camille.
The Raisins Gaulois is an easy, chuggable version of Gamay that likes a little chill and a whole lot of park time. It's a pure, young expression of Gamay you can take down the hatch with pride. Red fruit, hibiscus, fresh acidity, a little savor. Chug.