94 Points
  • Closure: Cork
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.0%
  • Grape: 100% Gamay Noir
  • Natural: Organic

$89.99 $82.99 elsewhere $89.99

Regions : Beaujolais

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Les Charmes Eponym' is 100% Gamay Noir from the highest altitude 1.5 hectare plot of Jean Foillard's 8.6 hectare organic vineyard in Morgon, Beaujolais. 45-50 year old vines on Granite, Schist and Manganese soils.

Jean Foillard (“Fwa-lah”, not “Foy-yard”) is one of the greats – not just for Beaujolais but for the French wine industry as a whole – starting his career as one of the disciples of French winemaking legend Jules Chauvet (together with Yvon Métras, Marcel Lapierre, Guy Breton and Jean-Paul Thévenet), he and his wife Agnès have been working their vineyard in Morgon together since 1980.

What seperates Jean Foillard from the rest is his attention to detail, his clarity, and his purity. There is no intervention between his organic vineyard and what goes to bottle and only the cleanest of fruit makes the cut. The wines are incredibly site-driven, speaking only of their vineyard (schist, granite and manganese dominate) and their vintage. In warmer years, such as 2015, the wines show a darker fruit spectrum, but not enough to deter from the mineralic backbone that the schist and granite provides. They’re brooding, serious wines that never disappoint. Forget varietal typicity, these wines show complete and utter producer typicity. No one else is close to as pure an expression of Côte du Py than Jean Foillard!

94/100 Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, September 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"What a knockout this is. A little wet clay, but mainly all strawberry and roses, maybe some pencil case, and a pleasant amount of edgy lift. It’s light to medium-bodied, poached strawberry and rosy perfume, lacy and fine, with gentle powder puff tannin, and a long, bright, sappy finish, Turkish delight lingering. So brightly lit. Translucent. Wonderful drink."

93/100 Josh Reynolds, Vinous, March 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"Brilliant violet. A highly complex bouquet evokes fresh red berries and cherries, along with suggestions of pungent flowers, minerals and Asian spices. Silky and focused on the palate, offering sweet, seamless black raspberry and floral pastille flavours underscored by a smoky mineral element. Gentle tannins come in slowly on the strikingly long finish, which shows excellent clarity and leaves behind sappy red fruit and lavender notes."

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