2019 Morgon Cote du Py
Foillard’s Morgons are impossibly deep, incredibly structured, and mind-bendingly complex, with a velveteen lushness that makes them irresistible when young despite their aging potential. The '19 Cote du Puy is the perfect entry point into Foillard's catalogue. Its rustic structure, spicy songs and mineral-laden ribcage are what real Morgon is all about.
Jean and Agnès Foillard took over his father’s domaine in 1980. 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. These granite and schist soils sit on an alluvial fan at the highest point above the town and impart great complexity. Early on, Jean began to follow the teachings of Jules Chauvet, a traditionalist who defied everything that the more commercial brands were touting in the region, calling for a return to the old practices of viticulture and vinification: starting with old vines, never using synthetic herbicides or pesticides, harvesting late, rigorously sorting to remove all but the healthiest grapes, adding minimal sulphur or none at all, and refusing both chaptalization and filtration. The end result allows Morgon to express itself naturally, as it should.
Variety Gamay || Region Beaujolais, France || ABV 13.5% || Vol 750ml