Domaine Jean Foillard

Morgon Côte du Py

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R 557

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750 ml (Standard)


100% Gamay




17.5 Points - Jancis Robinson 92 Points - Robert Parker


13.00% alc vol Sugar g/l: N/A
Type: Red Wine Cellaring Potential: 15 yrs
Origin: Beaujolais Appellation: Morgon

Tasting Notes:

"The 2013 Morgon Côte du Py has an enticing bouquet of strawberry pastilles, cranberry and light floral scents intermingling with vanilla. The palate is medium-bodied, with precise tannin on the tart cherry entry. There is plenty of tension and race in this Morgon with its lifted red fruit, though it finishes showing some youthful feistiness and needs another 18 to 24 months to calm down. Still, this is a very fine Morgon from Jean Foillard – just give a little patience." WA





Domaine Jean Foillard is a leader in natural wines and uses only small amounts of S0₂. 'These are wines with presence and weight, matiere, packed to the rafters with fistfuls of fruit without excessive or obvious effort,' says Neal Martin. 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, Jean Foillard 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 many young, free-spirited vignerons in France who are now looking back to nature to make fine wine.

Most of their vineyards are planted on the Côte du Py, the famed slope outside the town of Villié-Morgon and the pride of Morgon. These granite and schist soils sit on an alluvial fan at the highest point above the town and impart great complexity.

Jean raises his wines in older barrels sourced from top estates in Burgundy, a logical decision for someone crafting Gamay in a Burgundian style.

Food pairing

Pairs with meat dishes in sauce, stews and wild game.

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