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.
Another ripe vintage for Beaujolais in 2019, with smaller yields, hail, very hot days, and all manner of things going on. Average age of 50 years for the vines here. Ripe cherry and raspberry, spice, a sort of pressed rose perfume. Medium-bodied, quite deep in flavour with a pleasing roundness, a bit of grainy tannin, meat and dried herb, and a good finish. It's just a really good drink, and very accessible. Tasted: September 2020; Alcohol: 13%; Price: $27; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2020-2024; Rated: 91 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
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