About a dozen years ago, Foillard began augmenting his production of Côte du Py with a new Morgon cuvée: Cuvée Corcelette from 80-year-old vines in the lieu-dit of the same name. Corcelette stands apart for its floral raciness—courtesy of its sandstone soil—contrasting beautifully with Côte du Py’s meaty depth and richness.

100% Gamay, grown on sandstone soils. The vines of Corcelette are in the northwest part of the Morgon appellation. P’tit Jean, as his friends call him, has farmed his vines organically since the beginning but has never sought certification. The rest is a matter of tradition: harvesting by hand, whole bunch vinification, carbonic maceration, maturation in 30hl casks for 9 months. Bottled at the Estate without fining nor filtration, just a micro-dose of sulphur.

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