Written By Treve Ring Libations / Red Wine Dec 23, 2011 Dominique Piron Brouilly Domaine Combiaty 2009 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestDominique Piron Brouilly Domaine Combiaty 2009 Beaujolais, France $23-26 +142836 available at BC Liquor Stores & Select Private Retailerswww.domaines-piron.frI was pleasantly plussed to see this light red named Best of Show in Vancouver Magazine’s annual ranking of the top 100 Value Wines in our market. Tasted blind by a respected panel of sharp palates, this French Gamay came out on top, a victory for the graceful and slight wines of the world. For many people Gamay = Beaujolais Nouveau = gum drop frivolity. But Gamay is not even nearly all about gum drops. Cru Beaujolais, the highest classification category, are reserved for ten outstanding villages/areas in the region, generally those with an abundance of granite soils (Gamay loves Granite). You typically won’t even see “Beaujolais” on the label of these wines – an attempt to separate themselves from mass-produced Nouveau. Cru Beaujolais wines vary from area to area, but in general, they are fuller bodied, darker, and with significantly longer aging potential.Domaines Piron is managed by 14th generation winemaker Dominique Piron and his wife Kristine Mary. Their company produces Beaujolais, Beaujolais-Villages, Régnié, Brouilly, Moulin-à-Vent, Fleurie, Chénas, Beaujolais Nouveau and Bourgogne Blanc, controlling 60 hectares of vines. This particular wine is from Brouilly [broo-EE], the largest in area and typically the most fruit-forward of the ten Cru Beaujolais wines. 2009 was an outstanding vintage in Beaujolais, and I highly recommend seeking out Cru wines for the cellar. This wine is about subtlety and purity – gentle raspberry, delicate floral and dusty granite aromas lead to bright notes of cranberry, minerality and dried meats. Easy fruit, light tannins and moderate alcohol make this a delight to drink, and it would make a fantastic accompaniment to the turkey decked holiday table. I hope the Van Mag’s crowning of this charming Gamay leads more people to attempt drinking poise over power. Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) EATrecommendsDominique Piron Brouilly Domaine Combiaty 20092009 was an outstanding vintage in Beaujolais, and I highly recommend seeking out Cru wines for the cellar. This wine is about subtlety and purity – gentle raspberry, delicate floral and dusty granite aromas lead to bright notes of cranberry, minerality and dried meats. Easy fruit, light tannins and alcohol make this a delight to drink, and this would make a fantastic accompaniment to the turkey decked holiday table.Gamaywine review SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Comments are closed.