Morgon  2018



  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Gamay 100 %
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About this winery

David Schildknecht of the Wine Advocate implores consumers to drink more Beaujolais calling it a "happy hunting ground for jaded or bargain-seeking wine lovers" continuing a trend that has brought much greater exposure to the region over the past few vintages. We are thrilled to again offer one of the region's most exciting producers Domaine Mathieu and Camille Lapierre. Long-time followers will note change in name from Domaine M. Lapierre to Mathieu and Camille. Sadly Marcel passed away in...

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Notes about product

Since his return to the Domaine in January 2005, Mathieu Lapierre has perpetuated the tradition of natural wines initiated by his ancestors and has perpetuated his contribution to the development of the Domaine. In the heart of Beaujolais and the Morgon 'Cru' The domaine's vines, cultivated organically since 1981, are an average age of 60 years old. They spread over 13 hectares in Villié-Morgon area, 2 of which are in the Cote de Py. The cultural techniques put to work help preserve the soil's biology and help the vines take root deeply. They then absorb the oligo-elements necessary for the individuality and flavour of the 'cru'.

Winemaking notes

A genuine expression of terroir, this natural wine is a 100% pure grape wine. From the vineyard to the cellar, it has been guided and developed without any chemical additives. Natural wines are alive with subtle characters and aromas. More than an organic wine, a natural wine is the guarantee that the vines have been grown organically and the juice is free of synthetic products.

Tasting notes

Bright fruit aromas of raspberries, cherries and strawberries, this definitely smells like fresh Gamay juice! Soft and creamy on the palate, mild tannins and minerality which lend itself to a very smooth texture. A pleasant, long finish which doesn’t seem to tire, it always makes you come back for another sip.

Press reviews


- 94 points -

Josh Raynolds, October 2019

Glistening ruby. Mineral-inflected red/blue fruits on the assertively perfumed nose, along with incense, exotic spices and fresh flowers. Alluringly sweet and penetrating, offering intense boysenberry and raspberry flavors braced by juicy acidity. Fine-grained tannins add spine to a wonderfully long, sappy finish that strongly repeats the floral and mineral notes.

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Gismondi on Wine

- 92 points -

November 2019

Slick and stony with crunchy acidity and black fruit, you can sense how alive this biodynamic Morgon is the moment it hits your palate. Its wild herbs and bitter cherry flavours carry through to a salty, stony, finish. This Morgon is every bit a cru and will no doubt be amongst the leading sites to be chosen for the next level of Beaujolais before the next decade is out. It was perfect with chile-lime black bean tacos.

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Wine Advocate

- 90 points -

August 2019

The 2018 Morgon saw a small sulfur dioxide addition just before bottling, and while it exhibits similar aromas of cherries, berries and rose petals, it's a bit more reserved on the palate, with a touch less immediate flesh on its medium to full-bodied frame and its powdery tannins a little more prominent. I suspect that after another six months the two bottlings will be indistinguishable.

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