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.
Fresh ripe raspberry, dried rose and spice, something a bit stony about it too, I’d suggest. Medium-bodied at most, light grip from fine powdery tannin, fresh and juicy feel, pretty and a little bit serious at once. Finish is bright and succulent. A wine very at ease with itself, and wonderful to drink. Tasted: Oct 2020; Alcohol: 13.5%; Price: $42; Closure: Cork; Drink: 2020-2028; Rated: 94 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
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