Monday, November 10, 2008

Is Beaujolais, Is Not Beaujolais

The esteemed Marcel Lapierre raises a plush and beautiful Morgon that you and I both love. The 2007 Marcel Lapierre Vin de Pays de Gaules is a quaffable gamay from grapes grown (I think) just outside the Beaujolais appellation — hence the Vin de Pays label. I was disappointed after I first unscrewed the cap, as it came off as simple cherry juice, but as with any well-made Beaujolais it just needed a bit of time, for by night two some savory notes of clove, cinnamon, and cardamom join the cherry fruit. I would even go so far as to say this light-bodied wine is seductively light-hearted, charming me with silly jokes and looking at me straight in the eyes.

3 comments:

Mike Drapkin said...

Wow! Didn't know the Lappiere's were doing a VDT.....is this imported by Kermit?

Wicker Parker said...

Hi, Mike. This particular bottle was imported by Chicago Wine Merchants. Not sure if Kermit has also brought this in.

TWG said...

See Wine Discount Center for a $9.99 deal on a Lapierre "Cuvée Mathieu” Morgon 2007. I'd buy some but I doubt they ship to NJ