2008 M. Lapierre Morgon

11032009Oh my. Because of the whole Beaujolias Nouveau thing, I’ve avoided wines from Beaujolias for years. What the Hell was I thinking?? If many of them taste like this, I’ve been missing out. I’m sure I have.

What can I say? This wine rocks. It’s hitting all the right notes with the food I’m having (grilled pork) and is making me want to explore the region with my palate.

Marcel Lapierre is known as one of the most influential vigneron of the region and, according to Jake and Kurtis over at Cherries & Clay, he… “farms 11 hectares biodynamically in Morgon and owns some of the most impeccably tended vineyards anywhere.”

A nose of brambly red berry/cherry fruit shows up as gorgeous red candy with a finish that’s all bright red ripe cherry and cracked pepper when sipped. It’s the kind of wine that you just want to sip again and again… and what does that add up to? A bloody good wine – a pretty one, even. Pretty sexy that is (that might be my “Movember” mustache talking).

If you like wine, you need to try this bottle. ‘Nuff said.

$44 at Kitsilano Wine Cellars.

4 1/2 stars