|Grape/Varietal : Gamay||Color : Red|
|Origin : France||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : Beaujolias||ABV : 12.5%|
|Vintage : 2013||Natural Factor: Organic, No Sulphur.|
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.
Jean is a fervent supporter, like Marcel Lapierre, of the natural wine growing and making methods of the legendary Jules Chauvet. This includes keeping whole clusters of grapes in vats for 2 to 3 weeks at a low temperature before fermentation, using only natural yeast, no pumping, no fining and no filtration. Furthermore he ages his wine in barrels brought from the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti..... the results are sublime. He is a cult wine hero amongst the very many young, free-spirited vignerons in France who are now looking back to nature to make fine wine.
The 3.14 is one of Foillards top cuvees. It showcases just how great the vintage can be. It has a beautifully deep minerality, bright floral complexity and Côte du Py’s wild cherry fruit. The level of clarity and precision is like nothing else in Beaujolais. Higly recommended.
Pairs Well With:
Vietnamese Sizziling Pancakes ( Banh Xeo )
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