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Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvée Corcelettetext

Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvée Corcelette 2018

Morgon, Beaujolais Villages, Beaujolais, Burgundy, FranceJean took over his father's domaine in 1980, overseeing the 14ha estate, mostly planted on the prized Côte du Py slope outside the town of Villié-Morgon. One of the first to promote and practice organic / low intervention farming and winemaking in the region, Foillard works with older vines, no inputs and very low sulphur. This is from 80+ yo vines, on Corcellete's sandy granite soils, native fermented whole cluster over 3-4 weeks, and rested 9 months in older oak. Once you make it through the shattering hard red wax, you're rewarded with soft cascades of wild plum, wild raspberry, scrubby rosemary, gentle pink pepper, wrapped with fine, long tannins studded with stony salinity. Such a presence, with such a lightness of being, and atypical of the giant 2018 Bojo vintage. If you've still in your cellar, this is drinking beauty now.Tasted: 10 September 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$65.00750mlprivate wine stores
Producer: Jean FoillardGrape: Gamay Noir