2006 Jean Foillard, Morgon Cuvee 3.14

The wines of Jean Foillard hold a cult-status in France. Hardly known outside of the hexagon, they deserve an awful lot of attention, as they are unique and quite simply great. Produced naturally, thus without sulfur they are fresh, easy drinking marvels that are miles away from what usually comes out of the Beaujolais. Tasting his « cote du Py », coming from Morgon’s most renowned vineyards, on the slopes of the hill called Py, one finds a wine that just screams pleasure. It is easy to drink, cheap, incredibly enjoyable and oh so well made. Fantastic stuff. Anyone who tries this will love it. However, the real deal is the 3.14, with a more funky label, and a slightly higher price tag. But, mind you, whilst the Cote du Py is an easy-drinking wine, this is serious, very serious stuff. More concentrated, complex, richer and maybe even more balanced, it will win you over in just seconds. The wine has a richness, that is incredibly fresh at the same time. That might sound a bit strange but its the way it is, believe me! Having tasted it three times (always 06) over the last few months I must say that it is one of the most characteristic wines I’ve had during that time. A real treat, for a ridiculous £30 at the Sampler for instance. Run and get some, you’ll love it!

 

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