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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Beaujolais-Villages
Gamay 20 to 55 years old Granite 7 ha
Morgon
Côte du Py
Gamay 10 - 90 yrs Schist, Granite, Manganese 8.6 ha total
Morgon "Cuvée Corcelette"
Gamay 80 yrs Sandstone 8.6 ha total
Morgon "3.14"
Gamay 100 yrs Schist, Granite 8.6 ha total
Fleurie
Gamay 45 - 50 yrs Pink sandstone 1 ha
Morgon Les Charmes Eponym’
Gamay 45 - 50 years Schist, Granite, Manganese 1.5 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Vineyards are farmed organically

• Highly selective hand harvesting

• Barrels are minimum 2 years old

• Unfiltered and with no added SO2 during vinification


Beaujolais-Villages:

• Traditional, whole cluster fermentation lasts from 15 days in concrete tank

• Aged 7 months in concrete tank

• Parcels located in Villié-Morgon, Lancié, Saint-Amour, and St-Etienne-La-Varenne


Morgon Côte du Py:

• Traditional, whole cluster fermentation lasts from 3-4 weeks

• Aged for 6-9 months in used oak barrels


Morgon “Cuvée Corcelette”:

• Traditional, whole cluster fermentation lasts from 3-4 weeks

• Aged for 6-9 months in used oak barrels and one 30-hectoliter foudre


Morgon “3.14”:
• Traditional, whole cluster fermentation lasts from 3-4 weeks.
• Aged for 6-9 months in used oak barrels.

Fleurie:

• Traditional, whole cluster fermentation lasts from 3-4 weeks

• Aged for 6-9 months in used oak barrels

• Sourced from two lieux-dits: Grille-Midi and Champagne


Morgon Les Charmes Eponym’:

• Traditional, whole cluster fermentation lasts from 3-4 weeks

• Aged for 6-9 months in used oak barrels

• Sourced exclusively from the Les Charmes vineyard, the highest altitude lieu-dit in the appellation


MISCELLANEA

Of all the disciples of Jules Chauvet, Jean Foillard is the most likely to succeed in the practice of using very little SO2, without having his wines act capriciously at the slightest change in atmospheric pressure. His wines possess magnificent body and give aromas of a unique purity and grace.

La Revue de France


There is something no-nonsense and straightforward about Foillard’s wine. It seems to say, let’s cut straight to deliciousness. Deliciousness with class. It has a wonderful texture going down. The finesse from start to finish seems almost offhanded.

Kermit Lynch


General Information

Country
France
Region
Beaujolais
Appellation(s)
Morgon, Fleurie
Producer
Jean Foillard
Founded
1981
Annual Production
2,500 cases
Farming
Organic (certified)
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