Corcelette shows Morgon’s more delicate side with suppleness and a racy softness that still has plenty of vigor and snap (it’s just cloaked in satin). It is because of the soil and the terroir – visit Foillard and he will hammer home his focus on terroir; all the wines are made the exact same way and he’ll insist you taste them all, side-by-side. Here, we are dealing with 80-year-old vines, planted in sandy soil. The aromatics soar and the texture is silky and fine. Gamay at its finest.
Jean & three other local winemakers, Marcel Lapierre, Jean-Paul Thévenet & Guy Breton, soon joined in on the movement. This Gang of Four, as they became known, called for a return to the old more natural practices of viticulture & vinification: starting with old vines, never using chemical herbicides or pesticides, harvesting late, rigorously sorting to remove all but the healthiest grapes, adding minimal doses of sulfur dioxide or none at all.
It will keep for 10 years or more but drinks very well in youth as well.