Beaujolais, France

Proprietor: Jean & Agnès Foillard
Year of Establishment: 1980
Size of Estate: 13.8 hectares
Av. bottles/annum: Varies

Website: www.andrewguard.com.au

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Importer:  Andrew Guard Wine Imports (andrew@andrewguard.com.au)


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. 

 

Morgon from Foillard shows wonderfully fresh, pure aromas of cherries and blackberries combined with a haunting, otherworldly complexity that is distinctly Foillard.

 

The word diaphanous is perfect to describe the aromas of his wines; you can almost smell through them. In the mouth, again there’s a wonderful transparency. 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. 


 

VINES

Côte du Py

Size
TBA
% of your production
TBA
Owned
Harvested by hand
Dry grown
Soil/s
Old volcanic schist
Varieties planted
Gamay
Training system
Gobelet
Fertilizer
Organic products only
Pest control
Organic products only
Weed control
TBA
When was it converted to natural farming
TBA

 

 
 

Wines

Morgon 'Côte du Py' Jean Foillard

2013
Variety/ies
Gamay
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Côte du Py
Days of skin contact
TBA
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
6-9 months in seasoned barrels
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
TBA