2020 Dominique Piron Morgon Cote du Py

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Impeccable release from a Beaujolais legend, Dominique Piron.

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Four centuries of Pirons have grown and made wine in Beaujolais, with the latest, Dominique Piron, being the fourteenth generation.

Cote du Py lies in the heart of Morgon, with the oldest soils in Beaujolais, filled with rocky, blue stone. It's well regarded for crafting delicious, structured wines with powerful flavours, and considerable aging potential.

This wine by Piron can be considered his finest cuvee, and one of the finest expressions of Morgon from a living legend of the region.

This is a very fine Cru Beaujolais that should be savoured with fine glassware and even finer friends.

The Côte du Py is the most revered climat of Morgon, which itself is generally regarded as one of the two greatest of the 10 crus of Beaujolais. The climat runs to about 180ha, of which the estate owns 9.2ha. The average age of Piron's vines is around 55-60 years. The sloped vineyard takes in all aspects but Dominique Piron's vines mainly face east and southeast. Typically for Beaujolais, vines are planted with 10,000 vines per hectare (1m x 1m) and are pruned in gobelet.

The wine is mostly aged in concrete and stainless steel but with 25% going into young French oak barrels. After one year, the different parts are selected carefully and blended together. Then the wine spends one more year in bottle before being sold.

95 Points - "This structured wine from vines planted on the volcanic soil of the Côte de Py slope is young but already impressive. With dark fruits and dense tannins, it will take a while to mature." - Roger Voss (Wine Enthusiast)

93 Points - "A bold and imposing wine for gamay, this is also brimming with intense black-cherry fruit and a slew of spices. And behind this is a major tannin structure that's been precisely crafted to hold all this beautiful madness together." - JamesSuckling.com

Dominique Piron

Fourteen generations of Pirons have grown and made wine in Beaujolais, with the latest, Dominique Piron, having a 40 year legacy of producing top-flight wines from the most iconic Crus.

Le Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France dubbed him, "one of the architects of the revival of Morgon, tackling with boundless energy the expression of wines of terroir, vinified in the pure tradition of Beaujolais....”.

These wines are awesome, pure expressions of the great Crus of the region. This is what Beaujolais is about. These reds are energetic, vibrant and complex. There is some serious Gamay on offer here from a regional icon.

Dominique Piron - Beaujolais, France Dominique Piron

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