Inspired in part by the Tour de France making a comprehensive swing through the region for the first time in a long time, we are pulling a Beaujolais for tasting today from a newly available producer. After being unable to travel and explore during COVID restrictions, we are starting to see our favorite importers being able to get out and make new connections again. The Vieux Bourg estate has been a part of the Piron family for generations, but it wasn't until after current head of the family Dominique recently sold off the rights to the Maison Piron production company that the vineyards became the focus for making top quality wines. The estate is best known for their 'Clos' or walled vineyards at their property in Morgon, as well as some parcels in the Villages designated areas. This bottling in the '21 vintage overachieves as the winery added a healthy amount of declassified Morgon fruit, bringing substantial depth to a 'mere' Village bottling. Picture perfect aromas of tart dark cherry with a hint of wild game and herb that sweeten up a bit and get redder as it opens up, noticeably more so than a usual Village designate. Nicely juicy and polished on the palate, exactly as a Beaujolais should be and more, with more savory complexity under the fruit. This is a great chance to sample what the next level of Beaujolais can be without any uptick in price, or for those already big Beauj fans to stock up on a killer value.
The Best of the Best.
We offering free tastings on these wines in the store every Thursday and Friday, and a 10% discount off the retail price through the duration of the day. Come on by and give them a try!