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2019 Jean Foillard Morgon Cote du Py #164299842


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Based on 90 reviews on Cellartracker.com

Reviews 94 points Wine Advocate "The most reserved wine in the range is the 2019 Morgon Cote du Py, a terrific effort that unwinds in the glass with notes of sweet berry fruit, peonies, loamy soil and sweet spices. Medium to full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with ultra-fine tannins and lively acids, it's sapid and mouthwatering. Stylistically, this sits somewhere between the richer, riper register of 2018 and 2017 and the fragrant classicism of 2016. As ever, it's one of the most dependably delicious purchases to be made in the region. (WK)" 95 points Vinous "Deep, shimmering violet. Powerful, spice-tinged red and blue fruit preserve and floral pastille aromas are complemented by suggestions of musky earth and licorice. Alluringly sweet and seamless in the mouth, offering sappy, mineral-driven black raspberry, cherry liqueur, lavender and five-spice powder flavors that expand through the back half. Finishes extremely long and nervy, with harmonious tannins building steadily and adding solid grip to reverberating cherry and floral notes. (JR)"

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About Jean Foillard

As a winemaker, Jean Foillard is known for producing exceptional Gamay wines that break the mold of traditional Beaujolais. He has earned a reputation as the Morgon Master and Fleurie's finest, but we refer to him as Beaujolais' Benchmark.

Located at the peak of Cote du Py, the most famed slope in Morgon, Jean Foillard's family vineyards are considered some of the best terroirs in Beaujolais. He has also expanded his holdings into Fleurie's top lieux dits: Grille-Midi and La Madone. The combination of prime terroir and Jean's winemaking techniques results in truly exceptional wines.

At Jean Foillard, the winemaking process is focused on showcasing the unique character of the terroir and the grapes. The grapes are hand-harvested at the peak of ripeness, and are carefully sorted to ensure only the best grapes are used. The grapes are then fermented using native yeasts, and are fermented with whole clusters, which adds complexity and depth to the wines. Once the fermentation is completed, the wines are aged in neutral oak barrels for an extended period, allowing the wines to develop and gain complexity. Jean Foillard believes in minimal intervention, and the wines are bottled unfiltered and without any chaptalization or sulfur addition, thus preserving the natural character of the grapes and the terroir.

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