The estate of Jean Foillard comprises nearly 14 hectares of Gamay grapes planted on the Cote du Py - the famed slope outside the town of Villie-Morgon and the pride of the Morgon appellation. Jean Foillard is an advocate of traditional viticulture and vinification, by using old vines, no chemical herbicides or fungicides, harvesting late, rigorously sorting to remove all but the healthiest grapes, adding minimal doses of sulphur dioxide or none at all and refusing both chaptalization and filtration. These wines have a rustic structure, spicy notes and mineral-laden backbone and with a velvety lushness are what real Morgon should be all about. This release is a fabulously pure and expressive example of Morgan at its very best. Perfumed and mineral-laden on the nose, aromas of red fruit, herbs, balsalmic and cured meat come to the fore. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and wonderfully complex, with a great structure, ripe tannins and an outstandingly long finish. Although this wine has a great future ahead of it, it is also drinking irresistibly well now. Best paired with poultry dishes such as pheasant or guinea fowl, or alternatively with veal chops.
750ml£3.67 per 100.00ml