Morgon's Master In Fleurie:
2020 Foillard Fleurie

Posted by Joe Salamone

Foillard is famous for making some of the greatest examples of Morgon.

Still, his much less available Fleurie stands dangerously close to being the Platonic ideal of Fleurie.

Foillard captures the beauty and delicacy of Fleurie in a way that few others achieve. Fleurie's irresistible lifted, silky profile and elegance is laid bare.

photo of bottle of Foillard Fleurie

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

His Fleurie is exceedingly lithe and super-fine in its texture, a delicacy that this Cru is renowned for. Few wines exemplify Fleurie as well with its silken plum fruits and charming elegance, revealing perfumed aromatics of strawberry and plums, mingling with a clear soil expression and minerality. 

The 2020 strikes a lovely balance between richness and energy. It is an especially textural and layered version of the wine while maintaining plenty of verve and drinkability.

I'll wrap this up. Foillard makes some of the best and most loved Beaujolais. Anytime that we offer Foillard, the response is very strong. The wines are simply among the great expressions of Beaujolais

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

Joe Salamone
Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

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