Dominque Piron 2019 Beaujolais-Villages
Very light and supple with ripe black raspberry and black cherry fruit, and notes of pastry, toast, and nuts. The palate is light in body and plush with rich berry fruit that carries through to the finish. A very nice Beaujolais. Pair with chicken dishes, tuna, quiche, pork chops, salads.
Dominique Piron is the 14th generation of his family to farm vineyards in the Beaujolais Cru, Morgon, in France. The Piron name is associated with top quality Beaujolais as well as value. Beaujolais is a crossroads between northern and southern France. the landscape is rolling hills and and towns have rustic charm - the attitude more fun-loving and down-to-earth than its Burgundy neighbors.
Dominique Piron’s family has been growing grapes here since the 16th century. He took over the estate in 1971, and works alongside his American wife, enologist Kristine Mary. The Pirons farm 45 hectares of vineyards, which are scattered among several of the different crus of Beaujolais, namely Morgon, Chénas, Brouilly, Régnié and Moulin-à-Vent. While they own some parcels, others are rented, and they also buy 20-hectares worth of carefully selected grapes from their neighbors.