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'm no expert on Beaujolais, still learning, as with everything, but it's certainly a 'region of interest'. Fleurie most often one of the prettier crus for me, and one I very much like. Rich raspberry, floral perfume, sweet spice and a subtle earthiness. Medium-bodied, supple and fleshy and well packed in the tannin department, cool clear acidity, succulence and depth, with ripe silty tannin flowing on a long and satisfying finish. Violet perfume lingering. Charm is laid on pretty thick here. Nice plus plus. Tasted: Jan 2020; Alcohol: 13%; Price: $41; Closure: Cork; Drink: 2020-2028; Rated: 94 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
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