Domaine Dominique Piron

Dominique makes extremely concentrated, age-worthy Beaujolais. Morgon wines are characterised as broad and rich, almost solid, but never hard, with racy acidity, elegant tannins and brimming with black cherry fruit and bright spicy notes. The Grand Cras has pure, silky tannins and a Pinot-esque character to it while the Côte du Py is powerful and intense with lashings of black fruit and dark chocolate, tempered by its mineral core. The Chénas is dense, rich and round with a firm streak of acidity that really pulls it together and a fine, long length. Structured and concentrated Dominique’s wines all cellar extremely well.

General information

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Morgon, Beaujolais

  • Total holdings

    95ha

  • Winemaker

    Dominique Piron

  • Established

    1590

  • Cultivation

    Lutte raisonée

  • Website

    www.domianes-piron.fr

Wines produced

Wine Grapetype(s) Vine age Soil type Vineyard area
Morgon Chanaise Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc 50 years Granitic & diverse soils, rich in iron oxide 25ha
Morgon Grand Cras Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc 50 years Ancient alluvium (clay, silt & sand) 3.5ha
Chénas Cuvée Quartz Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc 60 years Granite with quartz crystals 8.5ha
Regnié Croix Penet Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc 60 years Granite 2.15ha
Morgon Côte dy Py Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc 60 years Blue, stony soil 8ha

Viticulture / Vinification

Red wines

  • Indigenous yeasts used for fermentations
  • Partial destemming
  • Pigeage used for most cuvées
  • Élevage in tanks, foudres & barrique