Alex Foillard Brouilly 2019
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 immortalised 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 2019 Côte-de-Brouilly is reminiscent of succulent red berries and blood orange with a spine of minerality.