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Marcel Lapierre Julienas 2016

Synopsis, Our Opinion: A noteworthy savory and unique Beaujolais.

Producer/Winery: Marcel Lapierre; Domaine des Chenee; Ville-Morgon, France.

Grape Variety: Gamay.

Geographic Appellation: Julienas, France.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $27.00

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Roast pork with onion and mushroom sauce, broccoli, mashed potatoes and banana foster cake.

Tasting:

    He said: Opened 45-minutes before drinking. Clear, ruby red color with the same color rim. Haunting aromas of damp earth, cinnamon, cherry, tar and pine scent. Very light body with a fruity acidity; intense cherry and cranberry taste that developed into a long silky smooth finish that’s loaded with rich, complex, acidic fruit flavors, fine grained tannins, energetic tar and a faint spiciness that ends with a distinct bitterness. Fantastic paired with the pork and mushroom sauce, but very DELICIOUS sipping without food. So lush and rich. In a nutshell it’s a noteworthy savory and unique Beaujolais.

    She said: Almost opaque, garnet red color with a brownish rim, lots of evenly spaced thin zippy legs. Cherry with a hint of tar greets the nostrils and leads to a tart cherry flavor complemented by a dry mouth-feel, very light body and suggestions of silky tannins. The finish was medium-long and featured both tartness and smoothness. A quality wine at $27, but not my kind of wine.

Mathieu and Camille Lapierre in their Morgon vineyard.
Photo from: Vignerons d'Exception

Comments: Learn more about Marcel Lapierre and his wines.

Alcohol Content: 13.5%

Closure: Cork.

UPC Code: 7 61503 23501 5

Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.