Jean Foillard Beaujolais Villages
Regular price $34.00
Winemaker: Jean Foillard
Appellation: Beaujolais, France
Grape Variety: Gamay
Jean Foillard is, without a doubt, among the most talented vignerons in the Beaujolais. Since we began importing his wines in the early 1990s, Jean has toiled away in his two core crus, Morgon and Fleurie, perfecting the marriage of natural viticulture and winemaking to the region’s noblest terroirs. This combination yields wines that reach, year in and year out, the pinnacle of hedonistic, intoxicating, and soulful Beaujolais.
Jean has recently added another sublime expression of Gamay to his lineup—a Beaujolais-Villages. It’s a blend of carefully selected and organically farmed parcels from across the region that delivers the ultimate introduction to the area’s reds through Foillard’s quintessential house style. He takes the gorgeous hue, heady perfume, and silky texture of his structured Morgons and Fleuries and channels them through a lighter, more ethereal frame. Boasting bright and fresh flavors of black cherries, brambly fruit, and spice, this Beaujolais-Villages is astonishingly versatile, as dreamy alongside the French classics as it is with weeknight burritos or the spicy jambalaya I paired it with earlier this month.