|Grape/Varietal : Gamay||Color : Red|
|Origin : France||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : Beaujolias||ABV : 12.5%|
|Vintage : 2018||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.
This single-vineyard wine from Morgon may just be the most exciting from Foillard’s lineup of wines. Fruit for ‘Corcelette’ comes from an 80-year-old parcel of gnarly old vines rooted into sandstone soils. Silky and concentrated, the wine oozes with flavors of red fruit, potting soil, violets, and spice. Natural wine lovers looking for something serious, this is your bottle.
Pairs Well With:
patés, terrines, rillettes and saucisson sec
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