Alex Foillard, Beaujolais-Villages, Beaujolais, France, 2019
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Overview of the Wine
The son of Jean and Agnès Foillard, Alex began working at their Morgon domaine in 2015 and in parallel created his own estate with the purchase of vineyards in Brouilly. Prior to he studied and developed his winemaking skills in Montpellier, Beaune, Australia and Japan. Alex follows his father's philosophy: a lot of work in the vineyards and a minimum of intervention in the cellar, to ensure the final product reveals the nuances of the terroir.
Anytime you hear the words “Foillard” and “Beaujolais” in the same sentence—or read them on the same label—you can expect to be in for a treat. That holds true when the Foillard in question is not Jean but his son, Alex, and when the Beaujolais is not a Morgon, but a brand-new bottling of Beaujolais-Villages. Alex tracked down an excellent old-vine parcel situated just beneath the cru of Régnié, between Morgon and Brouilly. The delicate fragrance betrays his light touch in the cellar; this drinks like a Gamay infusion with lovely hints of potpourri, spice, and fresh grapes. Serve it cool, naturally.
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Winemaker's Tasting Notes
This juicy and easy-drinking Gamay is loaded with flavors of dark fruits, red currants, potting soil, and fresh-cut herbs. (Alex Foillard is the son of famed ‘Gang of Four’ winemaker Jean Foillard – we’re sure that he’s making his dad proud!)
Product size: 750ml