Stunning Beaujolais, Superb Value

by Hugh French | Mar 15, 2021


Dominique Piron

Although we often look to Beaujolais for excellent value, sometimes we are floored by just how good an alternative to Burgundy it can be for a fraction of the price.

These are wines that 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, lending them great ageing potential.

“[Dominique Piron] has been one of the architects of the revival of Morgon, tackling with boundless energy the expression of wines of terroir, vinified in the pure tradition of Beaujolais,”
Le Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France.



All wines below are available now at our special offer prices for the next 7 days only. To place your order simply click on the links below or return the attached form, by email, by fax on 03 9419 6970 or callus on 03 9419 6990.



2019 Beaujolais-Villages
Retail Price $27 - Offer Price $22

The vines for Piron's Beaujolais-Villages surround the crus on the hills of the northern half of Beaujolais. They mostly have an east-facing exposition and have sandy granitic soils comprising small stones that store the sun's heat and then release it gently during the night. This helps conserve the natural freshness of the fruit. These vines at 50 years old on average.

100% Gamay grapes are harvested by hand, selected on a sorting table, and given a very gentle destemming (80% of the bunches) before fermentation takes place in cement and stainless steel. The fermentation never lasts longer than 8-10 days in order to preserve freshness. When the cuvées are chosen for the final blend, wines with juicy fruit, complexity and fine structure go to the Beaujolais-Villages as opposed to the simpler straight Beaujolais.

Producer Notes

"Ripe cherry and raspberry, spice, a sort of pressed rose perfume. Medium-bodied, quite deep in flavour with a pleasing roundness, a bit of grainy tannin, meat and dried herb, and a good finish. It’s just a really good drink, and very accessible."

91 Points

Gary Walsh; The Wine Front


2019 Brouilly
Retail Price $33 - Offer Price $29

Brouilly is the most extensive surface area and southernmost cru of Beaujolais. It enjoys a good south-eastern exposure, above the Saône valley at an altitude between 200 and 300 meters. The subsoil consists of granite debris and slightly bluish shale. It is the very image of the Beaujolais region.

Manual harvest, sorting table, light destemming. The vinification is traditional and of average duration: 10 to 12 days.

The aromas and flavors of cherry and blackcurrant fruit are very present. Brouilly is a fresh and elegant wine, with a nice roundness on the finish. It is the image of Beaujolais.

Producer Notes


2019 Fleurie
Retail Price $37 - Offer$33

The cru is situated in the north of Beaujolais. The pink granite of the soils of steep Fleurie vineyards are more acid and produce lighter, more delicate wines than, say, Morgon, and can be some of the most charming of all Beaujolais. This wine from 50-year-old vines is perhaps a bit more mineral than the supple Brouilly, a slightly more ‘serious’ affair.

Producer Notes

"Fresh ripe raspberry, dried rose and spice, something a bit stony about it too, I’d suggest. Medium-bodied at most, light grip from fine powdery tannin, fresh and juicy feel, pretty and a little bit serious at once. Finish is bright and succulent. A wine very at ease with itself, and wonderful to drink."


94 Points
Gary Walsh; The Wine Front


2019 Morgon 'Cote du Py'
750ml Retail Price $44 - Offer Price $39

375ml Retail Price $27 - Offer Price $24

The Morgon cru is located on the hills of the town of Villié Morgon in the North Beaujolais. The climate is continental and the small plots from which this wine comes benefit from a south-eastern exposure overlooking the Saône valley. At 200-300 meters above sea level, these vines, over 50 years old, thrive on basements of old, weathered granite, rich in iron oxide.

Manual harvest, sorting table, partial destemming and punching down. Fermentations for 15 to 20 days in order to extract the best tannins from the skin, the structure and aging supports.

Aging at 30% in wood, casks and barrels in order to bring roundness.

Dark garnet color. Aromas and flavors of stone fruits, especially cherries, and even kirsch with age. The wines are structured, mineral and very good aging. Nice spicy note.

Producer Notes



These wines are available now at our special offer prices for the next 7 days only. To place your order simply click on the links above or return the attached form, by email, by fax on 03 9419 6970 or call us on 03 9419 6990.





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