Lapierre produced powerful and fruity-bodied wines containing velvety- silky tannins, which can be stored for long periods. All his wines were unfiltered and were produced without sulfur. With this type of wine production and his unwavering consequence, Lapierre had created an excellent reputation. Together with his wife Marie, he managed their second estate Château Cambon in St. Jean d’Ardières in the same way.
Countless fans condoled on Facebook and Twitter and are sad about his death. “He was a huge force in the Beaujolais region and in defending real wine,” one can read there, or: “He was the source of the French wine revolution in the direction of biodynamic wine - we lose Marcel, but not his soul in the wine.”
His son, Mathieu, assisted by Marcel Lapierre’s wife Marie, will take care of the domain Des Chenes and their 7-hectare vineyards. “I am proud of the success of my family and I will continue to work in the vineyard and the cellar in the spirit of my father,” Mathieu Lapierre told the press. (aw.yoopress)