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Jean Foillard Morgon Cote du Py - Beaujolais

Jean Foillard Morgon Cote du Py 2018 - Beaujolais

Vintage: 2018 | Type: Reds | Producer: Jean Foillard
Region: France
Blend: 100% Gamay
Closure: Cork
Bottle size: 750ml

$77.70: as part of any six
$86.00: single bottle

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 3 bottles.

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It's an open secret that this is one of the Beaujolais's finest addresses. Jean and Agnès Foillard's first vintage was in 1981, but it was in 1985 that he began to work differently, influenced by his neighbor, the late Marcel Lapierre. Lapierre followed négociant and microbiologist Jules Chauvet in rejecting selected yeasts and manipulative wine making in favor of minimal effective sulfur dioxide and carbonic maceration at comparatively low temperatures.

Today, Foillard remains true to that approach: His Morgon cuvées see some three weeks of maceration in tank before gentle pressing and élevage in used Burgundy barrels. Chaptalization is eschewed. He also gives his wines a little bottle age before release. His 2017s just arrived on the market this year, as most of his neighbors released their 2018s. Despite his identification with the natural wine movement, Foillard has no tolerance for slovenly winemaking practices or flawed wines, and his bottles are typically models of aromatic purity and graceful aging. I regularly purchase these wines for my own cellar and warmly recommend them to readers. William Kelley, Issue 244 End of August 2019, The Wine Advocate


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