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Alex Foillard Cote de Brouilly 2020

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The Wine

From the north-facing lieu-dit Chavannes, with soils of granite and schist and a thin layer of sandy soils over the top. This area provides for wines with distinct minerality and finesse. 

The 2020 wines from Alex were a revelation - we tasted them outside on their porch this May. Alex basically handles the vinification for his and his father Jean's wines, though Jean and his brother Louis are always around, as is his mother, Agnes; this is a definitely a family affair. I feel that, five years on from his first vintage his wines are qualitatively on par with Jean's and can be purchased with the same confidence. The 2020 vintage at the Foillard's as you already know from Jean's wines is nothing short of exceptional!  Importer Notes

"...Working in Brouilly and the Côte de Brouilly, which represent Beaujolais’s two southernmost crus, just south of Morgon, Alex plays with the sometimes mind-bending and rule-defying nature of the special terroirs here. The general rule is that Brouilly is the Côte’s slightly softer, more sensuous sibling. This is perennially true with the two classic bottlings from Château Thivin, for example. With Alex’s parcels, however, that rule is reversed depending on the vintage". Tom Wolf KLWM

The Details

Variety - Gamay
Country - France
Region - Beaujolais
Sub Region
 - Morgon
Alc. Content - 14%
Std Drinks (Approx.) - 8.0

Extra - Cork
Year - 2020
Volume - 750ml

About the Wine Maker

Alex Foillard, son of Beaujolais legend Jean Foillard, made the first wine under his label at twenty-five years old. Beaujolais fans immediately took notice. Now in his forth vintage, it's clear that he has an extraordinary ability to coax aromatic complexity and silky texture from the Gamay grape. This isn't surprising. Alex grew up working with his father in the winery and cellar and continues to do so today. If you know Jean Foillard's wines, it's easy to detect a similar textural appeal and purity in Alex's wines. After graduating from wine school in Beaune, Alex returned to his family's domaine in 2015 and began searching for his own patch of vines. He ended up with a hectare of Côte de Brouilly and half a hectare of Brouilly. Both great wines , we’ve selected the Côte as the pick in 2019! His wines are principally listed with select restaurants, selling through quickly each year. This is a great opportunity to secure his rare creations at very attractive pricing.