Cru Beaujolais is cherished for its stellar value, up-front drinkability, and myriad of rockstar producers. But, the cream tends to rise to the top. Lapierre, Dutraive, and Foillard represent the majority of my Beaujolais personal cellar, with each of them producing one wine, a Tête de Cuvée, that I annually stash away for the long haul. These are wines that transcend Morgon and Fleurie, offering complexity that always holds its own on the table with top tier Côte d'Or Red Burgundy.

Today, I'm very happy to offer this Tête de Cuvée Trifecta, with special pricing on 3-Packs & mixed 6-Packs.

Lapierre's Morgon Cuvée Marcel Lapierre is a selection of the venerable estate's oldest vines. The minimum vine age for this bottling is 100+ yrs. All of the satin-textured, explosive Gamay fruit you expect from Lapierre, with a darker side framed by crushed granitic minerality built for the cellar.

Dutraive's Fleurie Cuvée Champagne is Fleurie at its most fine-grained and breathtaking. Sourced from old vines planted on very shallow topsoil above a bedrock of pink granite. Dutraive's style is one with no extraction and minimal sulphur. For this cuvée aged in neutral barrels we see that classic Jean-Louis finesse met with a piercing concentration and length of finish. More red-fruited than the Morgons in today's offer.

Foillard's Morgon 3.14 is going to be the wine I pull out of my cellar in 20 years and place blind next to top Red Burgundy. We ran a test of this with all 2009's and the results were everything I had banked on. 3.14 is sourced from 100+ yr-old vines planted on schist and granite. Again, this Morgon shows a darker-fruited expression of Gamay, with a structure remiscent of Gevrey Chambertin.

Each of the three wines are allocated by importers in small quantities each year. I never thought I'd be able to offer mixed case discounted pricing, but I was thrilled to recently source a second tranche. If you want an opportunity to see how the greatest wines of Beaujolais can unfold over time, this trio is where you begin!


2015 Lapierre Morgon Cuvée Marcel Lapierre MMXV
$48 per bottle.

2015 Dutraive Fleurie Cuvée Champagne 
$44 per bottle.

2014 Foillard Morgon Cuvée 3.14
$89 per bottle.
Special E-mail 3-Pack Pricing: $249 ($83 per bottle)


Special E-mail Mixed 6-Pack Pricing: $325 (Regularly $362)
(2 bottles of each Tête de Cuvée)