Jean Foillard


Domaine Jean Foillard, Beaujolais

The Foillard vineyard exists since the father of Jean Foillard started doing wines. The domaine as it's known today, comprising of 14 hectares ruled by Jean and Agnès, started in 1980. It is grounded on the famous area of Côte du Py, near the village of Villié-Morgon. Such a great location is not the only key to the vineyard's success. Soon after the beginning of his activities, Jean began to switch the vineyard's farming towards more natural and responsible processes. Contrary to the trends of the Beaujolais area, Jean Foillard started working with old vines, later harvests, rigorous sorting and no addition of sulfur if possible. Following these natural methods allows the real potential of Morgon to be released. Wines are raised in older barrels from Burgundy, a logical decision for someone crafting Gamay in a Burgundian style.

Location

Beaujolais

Appellations

AOC Morgon, AOC Beaujolais, Fleurie

Size

32 hectares

Soils

Sand, Schist, Granite and Pink Sandstone

Varieties cultivated

Gamay

Yields/Annual production

25,000 bottles

Age of vines

Between 10 to 100 year old

Farming/Winemaking

Organically farmed, hand harvested, traditional vinification, whole cluster fermentation

Certification

 

 

CUVÉES FEATURED ON LA CABANE e-CELLAR

Morgon Corcelette 2016

Eponym' 2017

Cote du Py 2017

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