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Jean Foillard

Eponym' - 2018 - Jean Foillard

A nose with notes of rose, lilac, and strawberry. A complex wine, powerful, fruity and elegant.

75 cl
Original features
Degree of alcohol
14 %
To drink from
2020 to 2026

VAT included

100% Gamay, of course! This cuvée comes from a climat known as"Les Charmes", a zone facing south-south-east, with poor, quick-draining granite soils, crisscrossed by veins of shale and manganese, and an altitude of between 300 and 450 metres. P'tit Jean, as his friend’s call him, has farmed his vines organically since the beginning but has never sought certification. The rest is a matter of tradition: harvesting by hand, whole bunch vinification, carbonic maceration, maturation in barrels for 8 months, no filtration, little to no sulphur added.

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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