PRODUCER: Jean Foillard
REGION: Beaujolais, France
GRAPE VARIETIES: Gamay
FARMING: The grapes for Foillard Fleurie come from three old vineyards located on slopes with granitic sandy soils. All together there are no more than 2 hectares. The harvest is carried out manually to preserve the integrity of the grape and to ensure that an initial selection of bunches can be made in the field.
WINEMAKING: Once in the winery the Foillard Fleurie harvest is vatted whole and without destemming in order to ferment in the traditional Burgundy way, undergoing carbonic maceration. The vintage ferments with native yeasts at a low temperature for about 3 or 4 weeks. Lastly, the wine is aged for 6 to 9 months in French oak barrels. No use sulphur throughout the whole winemaking process.
TASTING NOTES: Excellent concentration and stunning elegance, in spite of a serious tannin structure that gives so much drive & energy at the stunningly fresh finish. Medium bodied, aromatic notes of flowers and red berries.
FOOD PAIRING STYLE: Pasta, chicken Bright & Bold