FRANCE | BEAUJOLAIS
Dominique Piron, owner of Domaine du Vieux Bourg, has spent 50 years making wine in Morgon.
“We are now a few kilometers from Morgon, still in the heart of the Beaujolais Crus at the Vieux Bourg in the village of Corcelles, in a historic property, the “Clos du Vieux Bourg”. A Clos of 8 ha in which the two main buildings are the old church “Saint Pierre de Corcelles” with its presbytery. In this church, we have installed our cellar for the 2021 harvest. An atypical but simple cellar where modernity meets old stones, a cellar with a soul and energy.” – Dominique Piron
With his family vineyard as base, a 35-hectare estate dating back to the 16th century, he leads a young and energetic team to usher Dom. du Vieux Bourg into a Beaujolais revival. The Domaine is certified HVE (Haute Valeur Environmentale) for their eco-friendly and sustainable agricultural practices. They are working towards organic certification.
“We are going to enhance this place, give it life and make it a remarkable place in Beaujolais.” – Dominique Piron
BEAUJOLAIS BLANC 'CLOS DU VIEUX BOURG'
» Fresh with intense floral notes.
» Crisp and round on the palate with good minerality.
» A great sipping wine that is also versatile with food such as fish dishes and white meat. Chill to 9-11 degrees C.
CHÉNAS 'AU BOIS RETOUR'
» Grown in granite and quartz soil, this wine is silky with good minerality and well-integrated tannins.
» Pairs well with festive meals, pork, roast poultry, well aged cheese.
» Chénas is the rarest of the Beaujolais Crus, with only 250 hectares under vine.
» Powerful, spicy, with aromas and flavors of morello cherries.
» Supple and hormonious on the palate with fine tannins.
» Pairs well with grilled red meat, poultry, and games such as pigeon, as well as goat cheese.
» Still a young wine but already very pleasant to drink.
» The Morgon has always been a specialty of the Piron family.