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Jean Foillard

Jean Foillard Morgon Corcelette 2018



Country: France

Region: Beaujolais

Type: Red Wine

Grape: Gamay

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 rejected 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 three weeks of maceration in tank before gentle pressing and élevage in used Burgundy barrels. He gives his wines a little bottle age before release. His stunning wines are known for their aromatic purity, complexity and ability to age.

Fruit for Corcelette comes from an 80-year-old, organically-farmed parcel of old vines rooted into sandstone soils. Silky and concentrated, with dark red fruit and notes of violets, and spice.