Part of his philosophy involved embracing organic viticulture by eliminating the use of chemical fertilizers and herbicides in his vineyard.
Today, that would make him a participant in France's so-called "natural wine" movement. But in the 1980s, when Lapierre began implementing his philosophy, it made him a pioneer.
Jules Chauvet, who promoted organic farming even earlier, was Lapierre's mentor.
Sadly, Lapierre passed away late last year following a long illness. He was just 60. Happily, his son has taken over operation of the family vineyard and winery, and plans to continue Marcel Lapierre's groundbreaking work in organic viticulture.