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Morgon "Eponym" 2021 | Jean Foillard

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Producer Jean Foillard
Appellation Morgon
Region Beaujolais
Country France
Vintage 2021
Varietal(s) Gamay

Traditional, whole cluster fermentation lasts from 3-4 weeks. Aged for 6-9 months in used oak barrels Sourced exclusively from the Les Charmes vineyard, the highest altitude lieu-dit in the appellation. 

A solid, structured red, showing black cherry, granite with light rust and mineral undertones. It’s full-bodied with a savory, juicy palate that turns lightly tannic and tensioned.

About the Domaine:

The “Gang of Four” is a nickname lovingly bestowed on the most noteworthy winemakers who make Cru Beaujolais. Kermit Lynch christened the name to Jean Foillard, Marcel Lapierre, Jean-Paul Thévenet, and Guy Breton. The significance of this nickname lies far beyond their talents. Before natural wine made its resurgence in the area, Beaujolais Nouveau was the popular choice for years, hitting the tables of many Americans’ Thanksgiving tables every November. Enter Kermit Lynch—he began to import the crus made by the Gang in the 90s. Jean Foillard played a major role in returning Beaujolais to its roots by starting with old vines, eliminating synthetic herbicides or pesticides, harvesting late, rigorously sorting for the healthiest grapes, and using  minimal doses of sulfur or none at all. 


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