This is an excellent example of Gamay from the fabled Cote du Py of Morgon. A fantastically drinkable, soft & complex Beaujolais.
Jean & Agnès Foillard took over his 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 & the pride of Morgon.
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.
The end result allows Morgon to express itself naturally, as it should be without the bubblegum & confected aromas of so many other Beaujolais.
It will keep for 10 years or more but drinks very well in youth as well.
75cl / 13.5%