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Domaine Jean Foillard Morgon 2016

Beaujolais doesn't get much better than the wines from star grower Jean Foillard. He was one of the original 'gang of four' that led the natural wine movement in France in the 1980s and over the past three decades has made wines with not only low intervention but having achieved a high degree of clarity and purity.

Employing 100% whole bunches for fermentation and only adding sulphur at bottling, his Morgon is gorgeous, expressive and transparent yet full of mystery, depth and wonder. They have life and vitality that suggest drinking young, but there is deep-seated structure and wisdom and we know these wines can age for a half decade and more.

In short Foillard is a pin-up for the natural wine world because he knows why he does nothing, knows what needs to be prepared for nothing to be the next step, has nurtured his vineyards for decades so that he understands the basis of what makes his sites live. Sulphur is merely temporary insurance that help his wines go from A to B. And spending time at B with Foillard is a pretty useful evening.

  • Size: 750ml
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Origin: Morgon /  Beaujolais / France
  • Grapes: Gamay

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