ETIENNE BAILLY BEAUJOLAIS-VILLAGES 2015

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The 2015 Beaujolais Villages undergoes semi-carbonic maceration in concrete tank. Despite a little reduction, it soon opens with crisp and simple red cherry and strawberry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, good acidity and a crisp, clean and pure finish bounding full of dark cherries. Glug this down over the next couple of years.
To sum up Beaujolais-Villages in a few words: It’s elegant, vibrant and (thanks to its trademark, juicy, red fruit characteristics) very food friendly. Finding a well-priced bottle from a small, quality-obsessed grower like Domaines Dominique Piron is a real treat, especially when it’s from an exceptional vintage like 2015 …

Dominique Piron is a 14th-generation winemaker whose ancestor, Etienne Bailly, was born in the Cru village of Morgon in 1590. La Revue du Vin, France’s top wine magazine, calls Dominique “a perfectionist whose wines merit the interest of fans in search of ample Beaujolais.” His tireless efforts to make “wine with the greatest respect for tradition and origin” (Bettane & Desseauve) led his peers to vote him in as President of Inter Beaujolais, the region’s trade body, in July 2016.

And with many of the region’s usually reserved growers hailing 2015 as ‘the vintage of the century,’ now is a fantastic time to taste Dominique’s craftsmanship. His Beaujolais-Villages (named in honor of Etienne) was made with Gamay grapes, grown on 50-year-old vines in Beaujeu, one of the appellation’s top spots, and sports layers of classic red currant and strawberry flavor, with Beaujolais’ trademark silky tannins.


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