Domaine Jean Foillard Morgon Cote du Py, Beaujolais, France 1.5L 2021
VINTAGE : 2021
COUNTRY : France
REGION/APPELLATION : Beaujolais, Morgon
VARIETALS : Gamay
Jean and Agnès Foillard took over his father’s domaine in 1980, and soon thereafter began to make Kermit Lynch customers very happy. Most of their vineyards are planted on the Côte du Py, the famed slope outside the town of Villié-Morgon and the pride of Morgon. Following the example of traditionalist Jules Chauvet, Jean and three other local vignerons Marcel Lapierre, Jean-Paul Thévenet, and Guy Breton, soon hoisted the flag of Chauvet’s back-to-nature movement. Kermit dubbed this clan the Gang of Four, and the name has stuck ever since. The Gang called for a return to the old practices of viticulture and vinification. The end result is a rustic structure, spicy notes, and mineral-laden backbone.
Serious minerality, with earthy stone and plum notes. Dusty tannins and a long evolution in the glass that keeps you studying.