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A new wine: 2016 Foillard, Beaujolais-Villages


The damaging hail of 2016 in Beaujolais had one interesting effect, the production of wines never before seen.  The 2016 Jean Foillard, Beaujolais-Villages is another example of this from the Kermit Lynch portfolio.  Tasted blind you will recognize this as Beaujolais but what I particularly like is the subtle earth note and round fruit weight.  This wine improves with a modest amount of air and should provide good drinking for the next few years.  You may find this new wine at MacArthur Beverages.

2016 Jean Foillard, Beaujolais-Villages – $23
Imported by Kermit Lynch.  This wine is 100% Gamay sources from granite soils.  It was fermented then aged in concrete tanks.  Alcohol 12.5%.  With air this wine shows more strength, quickly building from the start through the cinnamon and baking spiced finish.  True to Beaujolais flavors of cherry and raspberry, become slightly earthy with good, round fruit weight, and a slightly spicy, dry finish which leaves some tannins on the gums.  *** Now – 2022.

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