Foillard's 2017 Morgon Côte du Py

Posted by Joe Salamone

Côte du Py is one of Beaujolais' great vineyards. Foillard is undoubtedly the master of the site.

Each year, we eagerly await the release of Foillard's Côte du Py.

No one renders it with equal clarity, complexity or textural beauty. Foillard's Côte du Py captures the wild cherry, mineral, and floral-tinged quality of the vineyard in an unparalleled way.

The 2017 vintage was less extreme than 2015 and 2009, but the vintage is a relatively ripe one. Thinking of it as a cross between 2014 and 2015 is helpful. Foillard's 2017 Morgon has an unusual amount of presence and depth while still being seriously gulpable.

The vintage allowed Foillard to produce a layered and powerful Côte du Py with a vibrant, driving core. There's a lovely balance between richness and energy. We love the underlying structure that pulls everything into harmony as it carries a stony minerality, earth and tea notes across the palate.

I'm not going to belabor this. Foillard is one of the most famous and most beloved producers in all of Beaujolais. There's really not much new to say about his Côte du Py besides stocking up is always a smart move.

To order, email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone

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