Alex Foillard, Beaujolais-Villages 2022Regular price $35.00 Save $-35.00
Perhaps you’ve heard of the ‘Gang of Four?’ It was a nickname lovingly bestowed to the most noteworthy winemakers of Cru Beaujolais—Jean Foillard, Marcel Lapierre, Jean-Paul Thévenet, and Guy Breton. Enter Alex Foillard—son of Jean Foillard—who now runs his own show in the world of Beaujolais. His exposure to wine and all things Beaujolais came to him at a young age. He took on early interest, intent on carrying on his father’s trailblazing ways. While his father worked with vines in Fleurie and Morgon, Alex farms from both Brouilly and Côte-de-Brouilly. Beginning at just 24 years old, he has taken a page from his father’s finesse for winemaking, working organically and naturally.
Though this is regional level Beaujolais, the vines are 70 years in age planted to limestone and sand soils. Traditional to Beaujolais, the juice undergoes carbonic fermentation making for a lifted, juicy wine. It’s aged in concrete for a few months before it’s released to be drunk immediately.