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KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Raisins Gaulois
Gamay < 20 yrs Granitic Gravel 1.5 ha
Morgon
Gamay 60 yrs Granitic Gravel 10 ha
Morgon "Cuvée Marcel Lapierre"
Gamay 100 yrs Granitic Gravel 1.5 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Old-vines with naturally low yields
• Organic farming used to stimulate the natural immune system of the vine
• Manually harvested, as late as possible to achieve maximum ripeness

• Rigorous sorting of the grapes

• Indigenous yeasts only

• Whole cluster fermentation à l’ancienne, maintained at low temperatures ; lasts for ten to twenty days

• Wines aged on fine lees in old Burgundy barrels (from third to thirteenth passage)

• Wines are bottled unfiltered


“Raisins Gaulois” Vin de France:

• This cuvée takes the Vin de France appellation, because the Beaujolais’ governing body decided to do away with the Vin de Pays designation in Beaujolais, leaving only the appellations and Vin de France.  The wine is still almost all from the cru of Morgon, with a little bit of A.O.C. Beaujolais as well.  


MISCELLANEA

Nobody’s wines taste like Marcel Lapierre’s. He is the source of a whole new school of winemaking, turning the hands of time back to wine the way Mother Nature envisioned it. Tasting it can change the way you taste wine.
Kermit Lynch

Our ideal is to make wine from 100% grape juice.
Marcel Lapierre

General Information

Country
France
Region
Beaujolais
Appellation(s)
Morgon
Producer
Mathieu Lapierre
Founded
1904
Annual Production
8,000 cases
Farming
Organic
Website
http://www.marcel-lapierre.com

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