"Steeped in history, this domaine makes immaculate, fruit driven Beaujolais. Silky, supple, moreish"
Buyer for Beaujolais
Dominique Piron's ancestor Etienne Bailly made wine in Morgon during the reign of Louis XIII. A century later, in the 1700s, Philibert Bailly took advantage of a new canal system to ship wine to Paris, opening the way for Beaujolais to flourish and its reputation to spread. By the 1930s the rich reds of Morgon enjoyed similar standing to Châteauneuf du Pape, then the Beaujolais Nouveau campaign of the '80s and '90s, though a great success, diluted the image of 'proper' Beaujolais. Today the region's fight back is led by champions like Dominique Piron with wines like this Beaujolais Villages 2014. Packed with juicy red berry fruits and a suppleness rarely found in other reds, it's a sublime picnic wine, perfect with pâtés and cold chicken.