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2011 Jean Foillard Morgon Cote du Py
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About Jean Foillard

In 1980, Jean Foillard took over his father’s estate winery in Villié-Morgon, expanding and overhauling operations. Today, Foillard possesses 14 hectares of some of the finest sites in Morgon: the sandy Corcelette parcel and a large chunk of the renowned, granitic Cote de Py.

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2011 Jean Foillard Morgon Cote du Py

Producer: Jean Foillard
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Gamay
Origin: France
Region: Burgundy
Appellation: Beaujolais

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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July 2013

Brilliant ruby.  Red fruit liqueur, cherry pit, incense and a smoky nuance on the assertively perfumed nose.  Fleshy and broad but distinctly energetic, offering sappy raspberry and cherry flavors braced by zesty minerality.  The finish features a sexy floral pastille quality and clings with outstanding mineral-driven persistence.  Here's another '11 that nicely blends power and vivacity.

91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Beaujolais
About Beaujolais

Made from the Gamay grape, the red wines of Beaujolais are mostly exuberantly fruity and brisk wines that are often served lightly chilled for added refreshment. There is also a small amount of white Beaujolais, made from Chardonnay, but little of this is exported to the U.S. Today, the overwhelming majority of Beaujolais production is controlled by negociants, of whom Georges Duboeuf is the undisputed king.


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Gamay

Gamay is the primary grape of Beaujolais, a region administratively considered part of the Burgundy wine growing region, but one that has a climate closer to that of the Rhone. Wine produced here appears in your glass in essentially three forms: Nouveau, Beaujolais Villages, and Cru Beaujolais.
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