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Friday, July 11, 2014

Drink of the Week: Marcel Lapierre “Raisins Gaulois” 2013 Gamay

Looking for the ultimate summertime red? We’ve found it. This young-vine Gamay comes from a founding estate of the natural wine movement and is crafted with biodynamic grapes grown mostly in the Morgon cru of France’s Beaujolais region. Pop it in the fridge about 30 minutes before you plan to serve, and get ready to uncork an easy-drinking freshness that’s ripe with juicy red fruits, stone minerality (thanks to its granite soil) and kiss of baking spice on the finish. Easy enough to drink solo, but with enough oomph to stand alongside burgers and brats off the grill, this bottle has summertime drinking written all over it. $14, astorwines.com