2016 Piron Beaujolais-Villages

Maison Piron

About Maison Piron

The Piron family's history in Beaujolais spans more than four centuries, with its oldest known forebear born in Morgon in 1590. Since then, there have been 14 generations of winegrowers in the family. The domaine joined the portfolio with Dominique Piron in charge alongside Lantignié-born Julien Revillon. Together they realised a goal of raising characterful terroir wines that are fruity, subtle and elegant from sloping vineyards of fragmented granite and schist. They display depth, freshness and verve, with terroir-specific differences between the various crus - and Maison Piron's holdings across the best vineyards are second to none.

About

Julien Revillon was born in Lantignié, the village tipped to become the 11th cru of Beaujolais. He traces his vigneron vocation through family roots as winegrowers in Saint-Amour, his sommelier uncle as well as his grandfather, a starred chef in Belleville in the 1970s. Julien returned to the vineyards after a detour in finance where he looked after, of course, the accounts of winegrowers. After working at Jean-Luc Colombo in Cornas, he wanted to get even closer to his Beaujolais origins. In 2013, he joined forces with 14th-generation grower Dominique Piron. Their shared vision ensured that these wines celebrated the myriad charms of Gamay and the nuanced soils of the region's best vineyards. With Julien at the helm, this estate honours tradition alongside an open-minded dynamism that ensures it delivers all the joys of Beaujolais to its worldwide fans.