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Jean Foillard Fleurie 2021 1500ml

Jean Foillard Fleurie 2021 1500ml

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Tasting Notes

Fleurie is such a unique cru in Beaujolais, and in the hands of Jean Foillard, it's something to marvel. This parcel of fruit is planted on pink limestone which gives the wine prettiness and fineness, aromatics and a sensuality that will leave you picking your jaw off the floor. The fruit is medium bodied but the texture is fine and mineral. Don't miss out! - Chris L

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 1500ml
Country France
Region Beaujolais
Sub Region Fleurie
Winemaking Practices Natural
Vineyard Practices Organic/Biodynamic

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