|Grape/Varietal : Gamay||Color : Red|
|Origin : France||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : Beaujolias||ABV : 14%|
|Vintage : 2018||Natural Factor: Organic|
Jean and Agnès Foillard took over their 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. The approach to the vineyard is based on old practices of viticulture and vinification. Never using synthetic herbicides or pesticides, harvesting late, rigorously sorting to remove all but the healthiest grapes, adding minimal doses of sulfur dioxide or none at all, and refusing both chaptalization and filtration. A legend that changed our lives at Naturalista for ever!
The Eponym bottling debuted in 2013. Eponym is sourced from a tiny parcel in Les Charmes. If Côte du Py is rich and wild-cherry-accented and Corcelette has a silky delicacy, Eponym is intricate, darker-fruited and tense. All Foillards have an amazing textural intrigue, but here you get a minerality that’s profoundly tactile. We love the wine’s energetic mineral streak and nuanced floral notes.
The 2018 vintage was less extreme than 2015 and 2009, but the vintage is a relatively ripe one. Thinking of it as a cross between 2014 and 2015 is helpful. Foillard’s 2018 Morgon has an unusual amount of presence and depth while still being seriously gulpable. Straberries married with cherries on the mouth, roses and fruits on the nose. Stunning!
Pairs Well With:
Roast duck with plum sauce
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