Domaines Dominique Piron
40 years of knowhow, roots in Morgan, Beaujolais for over four centuries.
Beaujolais is an historic place with an ancient heritage. Dominique Piron’s oldest known ancestor was born in Morgon in 1590. Since then, there have been 14 generations of vine growers in the family. Morgon and Moulin à Vent wines have been renowned among France’s finest wines.
The Beaujolais nouveau experience is represented by the wonderful phrase “The same day, at the same time, all around the world”. This phrase is so famous that for 50 years, it has tended to overshadow great crus and terroris even making us virtually forget some truly outstanding crus.
Today, new pages of history are being written. As fine crus and terroirs once again come to the forefront of Beaujolais Nouveau, wine tasting will remain a joyous and festive occasion on the third Thirsday in November every year. Traditional crus set off once again to wine over the world best wines. These crus are more modern and easier to understand, they go well with most of the world’s cuisines.
The simple philosophy of – wines for friendship, wines that are pure pleasure is what Dominique Piron stands for.
In a vineyard with difficult terrain of 30% steep slopes and a virtual patchwork of parcels, Dominique Piron is engaged in sustainable winegrowing. On winegrowing land filled with old broken-down granite and schist, the watchwords are natural balance and biodiversity. For vinification, their goal is to create terroir wines with character with subtle and elegant fruity flavours.
Morgon wines are solid, racy and elegant. They always have a slight hint of black cherry and bright spicy notes with great structure.
Pirramimma vineyards and winery are nestled behind the township of McLaren Vale, running parallel to Tatachilla Road. The mature vineyards are planted to 13 varieties and 40 designated blocks, spread over 300 acres and allow them to produce over 80 different wines, from the iconic McLaren Vale Shiraz, pioneered varieties such as Petit Verdot and Tannat, and an ancient collection of fortifieds.
Founded in 2005, the Barons de Rothschild Champagne House has established strong relationships with partner producers to craft champagnes of a rare elegance from exceptional terroirs and rigorously selected grapes. “Accomplishing through great achievements”, such has been the Rothschild family’s ambition for more than 250 years. Through the strength of its wine-growing experience, the family has joined forces with producers from Champagne to develop excellent champagnes which bring together know-how and tradition.
Anthonij Rupert Wyne was founded on the farm L’Ormarins in Franschhoek. Originally owned by the late Anthonij Rupert, who passed away in 2001, the farm was taken over by his brother Johann Rupert in 2003. It was Johann Rupert who constructed a state-of-the-art winemaking facility on the estate, and the beginnings of what was to become a sprawling enterprise with a focus on terroir-specific wines.
Takara has great experience in producing Shochu , Mirin and Sake for more than one-and-a-half centuries. Because Takara’s main business endeavors depend heavily on the mastery of natural processes such as fermentation, the Company feels a strong responsibility toward preserving the natural environment.
Certain names resonate strongly within Australian wine history and Jim Barry is one of them. It was Jim Barry’s drive that helped shape South Australia’s Clare Valley as a benchmark producer of world class Riesling and cemented it as one of Australia’s premier wine regions.