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Morgon Cote du Py Jean Foillard 2016 MAGNUM

Availability: 3 In stock

£65.00

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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
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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, which is in fact an extinct volcano, which has a number of different soil compositions. On Foillard's estate, the vineyards grow on slopes with crumbly schists soil that give Gamay a unique expression. Foillard now runs his estate with minimal intervention, though he chooses not to subscribe to any certification, despite adhering to many of the stipulations for organic and biodynamic. For him, the wines should speak for themselves and he should be able to respond to the needs of his vineyard without strict rules. His cellar is fairly unsophisticated, and all the better for it. He buys one-year-old casks and uses them for 10 years, rather than making wood one of the main components. He also has two foudres, one of which is over forty years old. His wines have a fantastic elegance and silky texture which raises them far above the level of what we would normally consider Beaujolais.

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    harry20/02/2018

    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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