Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py 2020 Bottle size: 750ml

France, Beaujolais
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‘Racy wild strawberries and raspberries with white pepper, agave and dried herbs. Fresh, medium-bodied palate with silky, refined tannins spreading evenly across the palate. Juicy and bright finish with lovely, herbal allure.’ – James Suckling,, 95/100

‘Foillard's 2020 Morgon Côte du Py bursts with aromas of peonies, orange rind, exotic spices and dark berries. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and layered, it's deep and concentrated, with a rich core of fruit, tangy acids, powdery tannins and a long, sapid finish. Intensely flavored and incisive, at this early stage the 2020 looks to be one of the finest vintages of this cuvée in recent years. As I've written before, it's an open secret that this is one of the region's finest, most consistent addresses, and the just-released 2020 vintage has turned out especially well. Jean and Agnès Foillard's first vintage was in 1981, but it was in 1985 that Jean began to work differently, influenced by his neighbor, the late Marcel Lapierre. Lapierre followed négociant and microbiologist Jules Chauvet in rejecting selected yeasts and manipulative winemaking in favor of minimal effective sulfur dioxide and carbonic maceration at comparatively low temperatures. Today, Foillard remains true to that approach: His Morgon cuvées see some three weeks of maceration in tank before gentle pressing and élevage in used Burgundy barrels. Chaptalization is eschewed. He also gives his wines a little bottle age before release. Despite his identification with the natural wine movement, Foillard has no tolerance for slovenly winemaking practices or flawed wines, and a large production notwithstanding, his bottles are typically models of aromatic purity and graceful aging. 2021-2040’ – William Kelley, Wine Advocate, 95/100

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Condition New
Blend information 100% Gamay
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Gamay
Rating WA 95
Producer information 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.
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