2020 Jean Foillard Beaujolais Morgon 'Eponym'
Super allocated- we only get one case of this legendary natural wine per year!
100% organic Gamay from a 1.5 hectare site (Les Charmes, the highest altitude lieu-dit in the appellation) of 50 year old vines planted on shist, granite and manganese heavy soils. The fruit is meticulously hand picked and fermented traditionally with whole clusters and native yeasts. Aged for 6-9 years in used oak barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered with zero added sulfur.
Crushed plum, damson and minerals with a velvety but very fresh mouthfeel — vibrant and fresh acidity is a sign of this wine as the vines in Charmes are at altitude — this finishes fresh and tight, clear and bright. Eponym Charmes is a slightly darker, more brooding example of the famous Morgon Cru.