Year in year out this is my favourite Jean Foillard cuvee and one of the best Beaujolais you'll experience. It's a total ride, a journey, and a lesson. Open, decant, pour and experience it over a long period of time. You'll see the wine go through a journey all on its own. A lively and pretty wine with medium palate weight but serious layering. Do not take this wine for granted. It's a gem. - Chris L
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
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