About Maison Piron
Dominique Piron’s family history in Beaujolais spans more than four centuries, with his oldest known ancestor born in Morgon in 1590. Since then, there have been 14 generations of winegrowers in the family. Dominique seeks to create characterful terroir wines that are fruity, subtle and elegant from his sloping vineyards of fragmented granite and schist. These are wines that showed us what we’d long been looking for from Beaujolais but had almost given up hope of finding. They display extraordinary depth, freshness and verve, with real terroir-specific differences between the various crus. Morgon wines tend to be racy and elegant, and always have a slight hint of black cherry, bright spicy notes and great structure, which lends them great ageing potential. Dominique also makes wines from six other Beaujolais crus, alongside his excellent Beaujolais-Villages, sparkling and still Chardonnay and fresh, crunchy Gamay rosé.
About Julien Revillon
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.