Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py 2017
£24.43 (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Foillard's just-released 2017 Morgon Côte du Py is a great success, unwinding in the glass with aromas of red fruit compote and cherries that are complemented with aeration by beautiful top notes of rose petal, blood orange and violets. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, with a generous core of ripe but succulent fruit, tangy acids and powdery structuring tannins that assert themselves gently on the long, sapid finish. This is somewhat more sun-kissed in profile than the 2016, and I'm inclined to give the latter vintage a slight edge, but it also needs a year or two in bottle.
Between 14ºC and 16ºC
Spontaneous carbonic maceration with indigenous yeasts and whole harvest with stems. Aged for 6 to 9 months in old French oak barrels. Bottled without sulphites.