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Morgon Cote du Py Jean Foillard 2016 MAGNUM

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One Line Description The wine is fabulously pure - unfiltered, unfined, unsulphured Gamay, ages beautifully in Magnum.
Production Method Natural, Organic
Country France French
Region Beaujolais, France
Producer Jean Foillard
Vintage 2016
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Blend 100% Gamay
Alcohol 13.5% abv
Terroir Crumbly schist
Ageing Potential It will keep for 10 years or more but drinks very well in youth as well
Production Detail Non interventionalist - no filtration, no fining, no added sulpher - but not officially certified as 'organic' or 'biodynamic'.
Natural Features Vegan


A superb Magnum bottle to serve with sunday dinner or some delicious game. Jean Foillard's Cote du Py is fabulously pure - unfiltered, unfined, unsulphured Gamay. The colour is on the dark side of cloudy ruby red, whilst aromas boom happily out of the glass, notably kirsch, rhubarb and sweet blackberries; there's a more fugitive bouquet of warm earth, stones and dried spice evolving into dark chocolate and cinnamon. You can stay and play with the generous nose or delve into a palate that seems to meet you more than halfway. It is extremely refreshing, bright sweet fruit is complemented by a smooth, silky tannic structure, somehow immediate and pleasing yet subtle and complex. Those who taste Foillard's wine are struck by its moreishness.

The Jean Foillard estate has a total surface of 11 hectares next to the fabled Côte du Py hillside. Here the vineyards grow on slopes with crumbly schist soil that give Gamay a unique expression. The hill is actually an extinct volcano, with lots of different types of soils depending of the plots. Foillard now uses the minimal interventionist viticulture, but his wines are neither officially organic nor biodynamic even though he actually applies many of the rules. What’s in a name? What is more important for him, he says, is the result in the bottle, and the certifications on the labels are not his first concern. His cellar is fairly unsophisticated. He buys one-year-old casks and uses them for 10 years, with the objective of keeping the wood in the background. He also has two foudres, one of which is over forty years old.


1Reviews For Morgon Cote du Py Jean Foillard 2016 MAGNUM

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    loving this ... the 15 is bigger than other foillard cdp. gave it some time to open and boom!! went down a treat with some good friends and two roast chickens , ill be back for more xxx

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