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Beaujolais, Burgundy

Jean Foillard

Jean Foillard makes wine in Fleurie & Morgon, where he follows very traditional viticultural practices. He avoids synthetic herbicides and pesticides, and his winery is certified as organic. A huge amount of work is done in the vineyard to ensure there is minimal intervention in the winery. Grapes are meticulously pruned, harvested and sorted by hand. Like other wines of Beaujolais, Gamay is the chosen grape but in Jean Foillard's hands the wines are much deeper and more complex than many of the fruity mainstream wines of the region. His wines are deep, structured and complex with a striking minerality.