Wednesday, May 30, 2012
the first wine I bought a case of
Lapierre Morgon is one of those wines that only appeal to true winos. And not in a snobby, hipster-ish, let's keep it a secret kind of way. It's one of those truly singular wines that actually stand for something. It's not from a heralded region (one of the Beaujolais villages), nor a varietal (gamay). It's made using non-interventionist, biodynamic techniques that most producers take pains to avoid, because it can all go so wrong. Yet Mr. Lapierre (and now his son) was able to craft a wine that was true to principle. And we all need some of that. If wine can ever be inspiring, this is it.
I had read about it long before, but my first taste of this wine was last year, in a little bistro in a suburb of Paris. It was stunning. And so, the day before I had to take the GMAT, I just about fell off my seat when I got the email that a tiny allotment of the 2010's were being released - the same vintage.
And I brought home my first case of wine.