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Jean Foillard  Morgon 'Cote Du Py' 2018

PLU: 4073

Variety Gamay
Country France
Region Beaujolais
Sub Region Morgon
Alc. Content 14.5%
Std Drinks (Approx.) 7.4
Extra cork
Year 2019
Volume 750 ml

Description
Thankfully Jean Foillard doesn’t live in Burgundy. I say that because if he transported his vineyard holdings, metier and  extraordinary talent to the Côte de Nuits then there is no chance that you would be reading about him in these pages. His wine would be as exclusive and expensive as Domaine Leroy or  Georges Roumier. It is only because Beaujolais has been much maligned by the ‘nouveau’ phenomenon, poor quality marketing and oceans of basic quality wines that the regions superstars remain undiscovered. Jean Foillard is one of the great winemakers in France and, in his hands, wine is no ordinary thing. Jean Foillard is a fervent supporter, like Marcel Lapierre, of the natural wine growing and making methods of the legendary Jules Chauvet. This includes keeping whole clusters of grapes in vats for 2 to 3 weeks at a low temperature before fermentation, using only natural yeast, no pumping, no fining and no filtration. Furthermore he ages his wine in barrels brought from the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti..... the results are sublime.  He is a cult wine hero amongst the very many young, free-spirited vignerons in France who are now looking back to nature to make fine wine.

Opened a bottle a arrival with Chicken Cacciatore : 2019 Vintage is again a cracker following sumptuous 2018. Vibrant purple in colour, with alluring scents of  blackberry and dark cherry. A fleeting kiss of liquorice and forest floor provides added complexity. Rich and plush on the palate, it’s a beautifully wine that drains out of the bottle far too quickly…an argument for 1L bottes. One of those wines you taste and immediately wish you’d brought more! TC

 

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