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. 

The StarDozen consists of the following:

3 bottles     Dominique Piron Beaujolais Villages 2018
3 bottles     Dominique Piron Beaujolais Brouilly 2018
3 bottles     Dominique Piron Beaujolais Fleurie 2018
3 bottles     Dominique Piron Beaujolais Morgon Côte du Py 2018 

 

Dominique Piron Beaujolais Villages 2018
They seem to have had a string of good vintages in Beaujolais, and I think I like the playful and fruity 2018s quite a lot. Fresh, raspberry and cherry, floral perfume. It's light and juicy, but sports a bit of 'mineral' stuff and fine dusty tannin to keep it on the straight and narrow. Finish is fresh. It's easy to like. Tasted: Oct 2019; Alcohol: 13%; Price: $27; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2019-2024; Rated: 90 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front

Dominique Piron Beaujolais Brouilly 2018
As a weird aside, I quite enjoy a handful of cheap grated cheese before tasting a few wines. Sometimes tipped into a slice of jamon and folded. You can also bung in a pickled green chilli as well, for extra impact. I'm a professional. Cherry and spice, new leather and perfume of dried herb and flowers. Medium-bodied, grainy but ripe tannin, a certain stickiness and savoury edge, ample fruit, perhaps some dark chocolate in the mix, and a solid finish. Delivers the goods, and offers depth and enjoyment with it. Tasted: Jan 2020; Alcohol: 13%; Price: $35; Closure: Cork; Drink: 2020-2025+; Rated: 92 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front

Dominique Piron Beaujolais Fleurie 2018
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

Dominique Piron Beaujolais Morgon Côte du Py 2018
Morgon usually gives wines of depth and structure, with something of a Barolo intensity at whiles, not least from the famous Cote du Py. Dark cherry, baking spice, almost a liquorice richness here, floral and sooty too. Rich and well appointed, distinct 'mineral' feel, all crushed granite and flat soda water kind of thing, floral mouth perfume, depth with clarity, powerful finish, leaning towards raspberry and a slick of earthy tannin and fragrance to close. Yes. Tasted: Jan 2020; Alc: 13.5%; Price: $46; Closure: Cork; Drink: 2021-2030; Rated: 94 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front

 

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Shipping Weight 1.3333kg
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