The now-deceased Marcel Lapierre was very much the godfather of Gamay; these days, his wife Marie makes the wine at Chateau Cambon. These wines are au naturel: the wild yeasts are practically gnawing at your ankles. Intended to express terroir and possess a cool freshness, equilibrium and fruit.
This organic, natural Beaujolais is made from 80 year old vines, the concentration of brambly fruit wildly apparent in a heady concoction that sets new standards for the appellation.
From vineyards located between Morgon and Fleurie, this is an unfiltered, unchaptalized, unfined, unsulphured wine that is a pure expression of Gamay fruit. Behind its deep red-purple colour, this wine presents inviting and complex aromas of cherry-like fruit with earthy notes. A touch rustic, the palate is fresh and juicy, with red cherry fruit enhanced by a great acidity. This should be a perfect match for coq au vin.