There are some “go-to” wines that you can almost always find in our house and among those wines is Marcel Lapierre Raisins Gaulois. Marcel Lapierre was a genius winemaker and his legacy still carries on through his family and the wine they produce. His Raisins Gaulois is 100% Gamay from Beaujolais and is made without any addition of S02. This natural wine is made with indigenous yeasts and bottled unfiltered.
The wine pours a cloudy, ruby color in the glass and opens with aromas of bright, red fruit. The palate is filled with juicy tastes of red cherries, cranberries, and red currants with hints of earth and minerals. It displays such purity that each glass is hard to put down. I seriously love this wine and think it’s incredibly hard to find a better Gamay for under $15. Best served slightly chilled! (12.5% alcohol, $14)