The Master of Morgon Revisited:
2018 Foillard Morgon Eponym

Posted by Joe Salamone

Few people have a feel for Morgon's terroir the way that Jean Foillard does.

His mastery of the terroir is highlighted by his trinity of Morgons - Côte du Py, Corcelette, and Eponym.

Today, we focus on the most recent addition to Foillard's lineup, the Eponym bottling, which debuted in 2013. 

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 intricate, 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.

As we've said before, Foillard's 2018s beautifully capture the vintage at its best. They're deep and layered but are also finely etched with a nice underlying brightness.

The vintage dovetailed nicely with Eponym, the most nervous of Foillard's wines. The 2018 has a dynamic energy that's typical of the wine, but also has more presence and even more textual appeal. 

We first offered the 2018 Eponym in May of this year. As usual, it's showing even better than we could have imagined after a little more time in the bottle.  We've been in the habit of drinking multiple bottles of Eponym since the first vintage and have been happy to watch the wine come into its own. The 2018 is a really compelling example of the wine. 

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

Joe Salamone
Wine Buyer
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