Jean Foillard has forged not only his own reputation but helped resurrect that of an entire appellation, through crafting wines of elegance, purity and health by returning to a more holistic way of farming.
Gentle farming, lower yields, native yeasts, and long low temperature carbonic macerations are his hallmarks that help to produce Cru Beaujolais of immense purity and finesse.
The Elles is a break from regular programming and is quite special because of this departure, and may not ever be repeated.
Elles is made by Jean’s wife Agnès and her friend Nadine. Grapes are from the Cote du Py vineyard to produce a wine of beautiful clarity that is silken and lighter than the vineyard is known for.