Alex Foillard Beaujolais Villages 2020
Jules Chauvet was, at most, the Father of Beaujolais and, at the very least, a champion of the modern French natural winemaking movement. His reach was so profound that he changed how Beaujolais was made, was recognized on an international level and has been immortalized through the reach of his four Morgon-making followers, one of whom was Jean Foillard. These days, Jean's son, Alex, has his own approach to creating reds from Gamay; however, he maintains the integrity and methodology passed down to him. At 25, he has already joined the ranks of the region's most gifted and well-trained producers. He differs from his predecessors by expanding his sights to Brouilly and the Côte de Brouilly, two of Beaujolais's southern-most crus.
This is top of the line Beaujolais and from a low intervention and new producer with their roots in this historic area. Fruity, earthy and playful this wine has a delicate fragrance of cranberry, blueberry, smoked cherry wood and fresh mint. The palate is medium-bodied, with a fleshy core of red fruit and powdery structuring tannins. Serve slightly chilled.