Domaine Dominique Piron Beaujolais Blanc 2013
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. They display extraordinary depth, freshness and verve, with real terroir-specific differences between the various crus. Morgon wines tend to be racy and elegant, and always have a slight hint of black cherry, bright spicy notes and great structure, which lends them great ageing potential. Dominique also makes wines from six other Beaujolais crus, alongside his excellent Beaujolais-Villages, sparkling and still Chardonnay and fresh, crunchy Gamay rosé.
The Beujolais Blanc (Cahrdonnay) fruit is from limestone soils from the village of Corcelles.
Quite dense and stone fruity with earthy, almost fresh mushroomy aromas. Spicy, charry, a lot of concentration. it went through full malo but doesn't show it. Whole-bunch pressed into tank, fermented in stainless steel with 3% in barrel. “Not too sophisticated but great for drinking,” was one of the great comments about this.