The Master of Morgon:
2014 Foillard Morgon Eponyme

Posted by Joe Salamone

With the first release of Eponym in 2013, it became even more obvious how dialed dialed into terroir Foillard is.

For years, his Côte du Py has been a standard bearer for Morgon. But with the additions of Corcelette and now Eponym, it has become clear how sensitive Foillard's winemaking is. Each wine is vinified exactly the same, but the differences are striking.

There are few producers in Beaujolais who turn out wines with the same level of clarity and purity as Foillard.

In 2014, Foillard's Eponym really came into its own. We were very happy to have an opportunity to re-up on it.

Eponym is sourced from a tiny parcel in Les Charmes. If Côte du Py is rich and wild-cherry-accented and Corcelette has a silky delicacy, Eponym is delicate, darker-fruited and tense. All Foillards have an amazing textural intrigue, but here you get a minerality that's profoundly tactile. We love the wine's energetic mineral streak and nuanced floral notes.

By now, it’s well known that 2014 was an exceptional vintage in Beaujolais. The wines are imbued with a radiance, depth and concentration that we haven’t seen from the region in years. As you'd expect, Foillard's 2014s are home runs.

Whenever we offer Foillard, people stock up and the wines disappear. They're that delicious. Given how good the 2014s are and how low production was in 2016, we expect a big rush. Please give us your ideal order and we'll try our best.

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

Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

2014 Foillard Morgon Eponyme