I finally got the wine.
We all covet different things. Some people check Zillow every morning with their first cup of coffee. Others dream about the chance to meet a revered celebrity. And then there are those who dream day and night about some limited-edition sneaker that no one else will be wearing - hey, no judgment here! You do you.
But for me, I’ve been hoping, waiting, and begging to get access to one of my favorite wines to share with you.
When I first launched En Pointe Wines, I had a dream first shipment. In it was the Marcel Lapierre Morgon - the perfect example of what good Beaujolais Cru can be, and the perfect argument against the silly, bubble gum flavored Beaujolais Nouveau that floods the wine scene every fall. Unfortunately, the best wines are often small production and in high demand, so my first request for access to the wine received a polite but firm, “Nope!” But after a few years and a lot of patience on my end, the doors have been opened for enough of an allocation to be able to share with all of you.
I love this wine because, like a chameleon, it seems to be the perfect bottle for nearly every occasion. Need a red wine that’s delicious to sip on its own? Need something to pair with a wide range of dishes - like a buffet, or restaurant meal? Is it cold and blustery out, or warm and sunny - it doesn’t matter, grab this bottle.
That said, it’s a no sulfur wine, meaning it’s a bit temperamental. Watch that you keep it well “cellared” until you are ready to open and in terms of food pairings, I’d avoid white fish, highly acidic foods, and anything too sweet. Otherwise, everything is fair game! So pop the cork, pour yourself a glass, and expect the perfect combination of sophisticated earthiness balanced by ripe berry fruit and a floral lifted finish.
Here are a few recipes I’d love to pair it with:
~ Roasted chicken with farro and herb pistou
~ Julia Child’s Coq au Vin
~ Spicy tuna burger with soy glaze
~ Turkish eggplant flatbreads