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Jean Foillard

Jean Foillard

Jean Foillard 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 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.

Foillard 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.

Crunchy, fresh fruit is complemented by a satiny, silky structure and some delicate spice. Elegant, soft, smooth and pure, in many ways these wines have more in common sensually with Chambolle-Musigny than regular, ‘run of the mill’ Beaujolais.

Foillard's wines are a 'must try' for wine lovers who have not yet discovered this treasure of ‘true’ Beaujolais.

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  • Jean Foillard Morgon Cote du Py 2017

    Jean Foillard Morgon Cote du Py 2017

    $75.00in any six

    $82.00 per single bottle

    A juicy and wild red with berry, plum and fresh basil. Medium body, light tannins. Fruity and delicious. Real wine here. Earthy and complex. Drink and enjoy. 94 Points – James Suckling Smoky, clod earth and farmyard, roses, fresh raspberries and cherries, iron filings. It’s medium-bodied, earthy and savoury, but bright with sour and sweet […]

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  • Jean Foillard Cuvee Corcelette 2017

    Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvee Corcelette 2017

    $75.00in any six

    $82.00 per single bottle

    This is a silky-smooth Beaujolais from a legendary winemaker. Vibrant, mouth-watering aromas of fresh strawberries, plums, blueberries and cherries. A juicy palate of strawberries and raspberries as well as soft, velvety tannins. …… from a parcel of old vines (80+ years) that grow on sandstone as opposed to the schist of the Cote du Py. […]

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  • Jean Foillard Morgon Eponyme 2017

    Jean Foillard Morgon Eponym 2017

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    $82.00 per single bottle

    Eponym is the third and newest of Jean Foillard’s legendary Morgon wines. Bursting with crunchy red and black fruits and lots of bright acidity. Still beautifully smooth, with a touch of minerality. Will age very well if you can wait! If you see a bottle….. do not pass it up. This is a rare bottling […]

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