Alex Foillard, Cote-de-Brouilly 2021Regular price $55.00 Save $-55.00
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.
Just south of the famed Cru of Morgon is the lesser known Cru of the Côte de Brouilly. The vines here are 30-60 years old. The rocky soils seem to marry the fruitiness of Beaujolais with the power of the wines from the northern Rhone, which actually aren’t that far south from here.