Dominique Piron’s family history in Beaujolais spans more than four centuries, with his oldest known ancestor born in Morgon in 1590. Since then, there have been 14 generations of winegrowers in the family. Dominique seeks to create characterful terroir wines that are fruity, subtle and elegant from his sloping vineyards of fragmented granite and schist. These are wines that showed us what we’d long been looking for from Beaujolais but had almost given up hope of finding.
I think a few people have tagged 2017 as being a good vintage for Beaujolais. Lovely perfume of dried rose over dark cherry, spice, and grilled meat. It’s medium bodied, sure-footed and quite ‘mineral’ in feel, combined with succulence of pretty deep fruit, tightly packed emery tannin, and an overall sense of charm and poise. It’s an excellent wine: it feels ‘just right’. Tasted: Mar 19; Alcohol: 13%; Price: $41; Closure: Cork; Drink: 2019-2028+; Rated: 94 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
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