In the heart of the little village of Saint-Amour, Domaine de la Pirolette is perched at the top of a hill, facing the church. Full of character, the estate which dates back to 1600 inherited the name of a pretty white flower: the Pirole (Wintergreen in English). It is one of the largest estates in Saint-Amour, very well located on the appellation’s best terroirs. 2013 was the first harvest since the estate was taken over by Grégory and Virginie Barbet and their co-owners. It is a story of people who absolutely love wine,hence the estate’s nickname: “the passionate bunch”. Harvests are great fun here. Everyone comes together for a fabulous time.
Here, the vines are grouped around the property, enjoying the varied soils, particularly pebbly soils with sandstone and blue stones, clay and granite sands, facing south and south-east. The most emblematic plots are vinified separately, respecting the different areas: "Vers l’église", "Les Poulettes","La Pirolette."
The plots at the top of the hill produce elegant wines full of freshness, energy and mineral edge whilst the vines that grow on the piedmont plains are more peppery, spicy and rustic. The area known as "Vers l’Eglise" produces a wine full of fruit and energy.