Morgon's Master in Fleurie: 2010 Foillard Fleurie

Posted by Joe Salamone

Morgon's Master in Fleurie
2010 Foillard Fleurie

Foillard is famous for making some of the greatest examples of Morgon. Today, we turn to Foillard's rare Fleurie.

Foillard's Fleurie is exceedingly lithe, super-fine in its texture, a feminine delicacy appropriate for this Cru which is often referred to as the Queen of Beaujolais. In 2010, Fleurie exemplifies this.

Foillard's Fleurie is sourced from sites of impressive pedigree: the climats of Grille Midi, La Madone and Champagne. The Fleurie is sourced from a mere 2 hectares making this a much more elusive bottling than his legendary Morgon Côte du Py.

The wine is the Platonic ideal of Fleurie with its silken plum fruits and charming elegance, revealing perfumed aromatics of strawberry and plums, mingling with a clear soil expression and mineral. Still, the wine is dense, compact, with a good amount of inherent tension.

The classical 2010 vintage, produced stunning, dancing, pure wines that are compact, sinewy, with fruit that flowers, that somehow seem largely composed of polished minerals.

We're big fans of Foillard's 2010s. A bottle of 2010 Côte du Py recently was really lovely. It's no surprise that the 2010 Fleurie is one of our favorite editions of the wine. The 2010 delivers plenty of finesse with an acid spine and minerals and flowers.

As I mentioned earlier, Foillard's Fleurie is in short supply and a sell out is likely.

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Joe Salamone
Wine Buyer
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