2019 Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvee Corcelette

Benchmark cuvee from one of Beaujolais' most iconic figures. Brilliant stuff again from Jean and Agnes Foillard.

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Jean Foillard is one of the most iconic names in modern day Beaujolais.

His unfettered expressions of the great vineyards of the region have amassed a massive cult-following, both at home and abroad. His wines are considered benchmarks of Beaujolais.

Using traditional practices, Foillard weaves a mesmerising tapestry of texture, clarity and energy through each of his creations. Cuvée Corcelette is taken from 80-year-old vines in Morgon - the 'younger' vines of his Coté du Py. Corcelette is a lither, more floral and racy depiction of this famous terroir.

Incredibly rare and highly sought after, again the wines of Jean Foillard deliver some of the most thrilling versions of Beaujolais known to man.

Following Jean's deep and powerful 2018 vintage, his 2019 wines that I tasted last year from barrel and tank are, as usual, superb. 2019 has provided wines that are at the more succulent, juicy and fresh end of the spectrum; thus quite different to the 2018 wines. Jean is one of the rare winemakers who is able to produce something captivating each vintage regardless the conditions.



2019 is a vintage full of the sumptuous fruit and silky texture that Jean is always able to harness, yet this vintage has a lighter frame emphasising vibrant jellied red fruit, very attractive floral and spice aromas and caressingly silky mouthfeel - they all offer delicious succulence as young wines, and as always they are wonderfully balanced.

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