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Jean Foillard

Athanor - 2015 - Jean Foillard

A rich and sunny wine. A special 2015 cuvée, as we’ll perhaps never see again! A nose with notes of cherry, plum, cocoa, and stewed fruit... A style far removed from your classic Beaujolais! Rich, full and powerful on the palate, with ethereal tannins, and very long finish.

75 cl
Original features
Degree of alcohol
16 %
To drink from
2022 to 2030

VAT included

100% Gamay, of course! Natural, of course! Athanor, which means “furnace” in Latin, was produced in 2015 instead of the famous “3.14” cuvée. A selection of the oldest vines from the “Côte de Py” plots, more than 100 years old, farmed organically and planted on decaying granite and manganese soils. Vinification: Harvesting by hand, whole bunch vinification, cold carbonic maceration, long ageing in barrels. Bottled without fining or filtration, and zero sulphur!

Jean Foillard

Jean Foillard

Jean Foillard,  P'tit Jean to his friends, joined his family’s estate of 8 hectares in 1981. Son and grandson of vignerons, one could say it was simply in the order of things that he’d return to the fold. Today, the renown of his wines has made him a revered giant of Beaujolais. The star vigneron of the celebrated Côte de Py vineyard site, Jean creates natural wines while following the...

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