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Jean Foillard Elles Nadine and Agnes Morgon 2018

Jean Foillard Elles Nadine and Agnes Morgon 2018


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Tasting Notes

This is a very unique wine; made by Jean's wife Agnes and her friend Nadine, there was not much of it to go around and it wasn't made available to all markets so I am very happy to have some - it sits stylistically between the Morgon Classique and the Cote du Py and is a great value that drinks superbly as you would expect for this famous and legendary estate; the Foillard's nailed the 2018 vintage. - Importer Note

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 and his wife Agnès live just outside the small village of Ville-Morgon in a large, old white farmhouse that they have renovated beautifully. Jean started making wine in 1982; first at the family domaine then after a few years he branched out on his own and started to rent and buy his own holdings (including a large, perfect parcel on the Côte du Py: the most celebrated climat in all of Beaujolais). Today his holdings are 11 hectares, including a parcel recently inherited from Agnes' parents in the lieu-dit Courcellette. It's granitic soils are a little different to the iron rich, schist of the Côte du Py and the cuvée is bottled separately.

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. - Importer Note

Product Type Wine Red Gamay & Beaujolais
Volume 750ml
Country France
Region Beaujolais
Sub Region Morgon
Winemaking Practices Natural
Vineyard Practices Organic/Biodynamic