Domaine Jean Foillard

Jean and Agnès Foillard took over his father's domaine in 1980, and soon thereafter began to make Kermit Lynch customers very happy. 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. These granite and schist soils sit on an alluvial fan at the highest point above the town and impart great complexity. However, great real estate is not the only key to Foillard's success. Early on, Jean began to follow the teachings of Jules Chauvet, a traditionalist who defied everything that the more commercial brands were touting in the region. Jean and three other local vignerons, Marcel Lapierre, Jean-Paul Thévenet, and Guy Breton, soon joined in on the movement. This Gang of Four, as Kermit christened them, called for a return to the old practices of viticulture and vinification: starting with old vines, 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. The end result allows Morgon to express itself naturally, as it should be without the bubblegum and banana aromas of so many other Beaujolais available today. Its rustic structure, spicy notes, and mineral-laden backbone are what real Morgon is all about.

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Domaine Jean Foillard Morgon Corcelette 2017
Foillard’s Morgons represent brilliantly crafted expressions of Beaujolais’ grandest terroirs. Technical details (available on our site) cannot adequately communicate this wine’s raison d’être—instead, consider a typical evening chez Foillard: Guests gather. Corks pop. Charcuterie emerges. Stories
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Domaine Foillard Beaujolais Villages 2017
The Morgons of Jean Foillard are among the most sought-after Gamays in our shop—and for good reason. For decades, they have expressed grand cru–like character from a region often written off for producing mediocre wines. Now Jean has set out to elevate the more humble Beaujolais-Villages in the same
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Domaine Jean Foillard Morgon Cote du Py 2017
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 Foillard's just-released 2017 Morgon Côte du Py is a great success, unwinding in the glass with aromas of red fruit compote and cherries that are complemented with aeration by beautiful top notes of rose petal, blood orange and violets. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied,

Domaine Foillard Morgon Charmes Eponym 2016
94  James Suckling 
Vinous Media 93 Brilliant violet. A highly complex bouquet evokes fresh red berries and cherries, along with suggestions of pungent flowers, minerals and Asian spices. Silky and focused on the palate, offering sweet, seamless black raspberry and floral pastille flavors underscored by a smoky

Domaine Jean Foillard Morgon Cote du Py 2016
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91-93 The 2016 Morgon Cote du Py is more convincing on the nose than the Morgon Corcelette at the moment, with vivacious dark cherry, raspberry and orange blossom aromas soaring from the glass. The palate is fresh on the entry with crisp acidity, quite linear and very focused with a

Domaine Foillard Beaujolais Villages 2016
This estate comprises nearly fourteen hectares. Foillard’s Morgons are deep, structured, and complex, with a velvety lushness that makes them irresistible when young despite their aging potential. Jean raises his wines in older barrels sourced from top estates in Burgundy, a logical decision for

Domaine Jean Foillard Fleurie 2010
" The Morgon master has struck gold with this Fleurie: blackberries, cassis and herbaceous notes are complimented with racy acidity. Cellar worthy but showing beautifully now. Pair with roast pheasant. " ~ Winery notes