Jean Foillard

Fleurie Gamay

9.297 ratings
9.319 pro ratings
Fleurie, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France
Gamay
Chicken, Game, Turkey, Duck, Goose
Top Notes For
Jeremy Noye

CEO Morrell & Company

8.9

A touch funky/poopy on this bottle. Good stony undertone.

A touch funky/poopy on this bottle. Good stony undertone.

Jul 16th, 2017
Cured - Will And Coral Frischkorn

Fantastic lunch wine on a cold monday this "spring" in Boulder. Such energy, verge, and complexity... Only wish we had more!

Fantastic lunch wine on a cold monday this "spring" in Boulder. Such energy, verge, and complexity... Only wish we had more!

3 people found it helpfulApr 18th, 2016
Alex Alan

Wine Director Hotel Delmano

2013. Holy crap. Soooooo good Gentle, personal, plush, generous, velvety texture, berry goodness....seriously tasty

2013. Holy crap. Soooooo good Gentle, personal, plush, generous, velvety texture, berry goodness....seriously tasty

2 people found it helpfulJun 16th, 2016
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

No formal notes. Dynamite.

No formal notes. Dynamite.

1 person found it helpfulJan 2nd, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

This is one of my favorite producers of Gamay. I paired this with a thick cut pork chop using the Mustard's Restaurant recipe in Napa. They've sold over a million of them because their just that good. I marinated them for 48 hours...so much more flavorful when you do. There's a lot of ingredients in the recipe and you could go a lot of ways pairing wine. The ingredients are; Hoisin sauce, sugar, Tamari soy sauce, sherry wine vinegar, rice vinegar, onion scallion, Tabasco sauce, Lee Kum Kee chili sauce, fresh ginger, white pepper, cilantro and sesame oil. You could do; dry Riesling, dry Austrian wine, aged Syrah, dark heavy Pinot, certain producers of Chateauneuf du Pape, this Gamay and few others. However, this worked extremely well. Great pair!

This is one of my favorite producers of Gamay. I paired this with a thick cut pork chop using the Mustard's Restaurant recipe in Napa. They've sold over a million of them because their just that good. I marinated them for 48 hours...so much more flavorful when you do. There's a lot of ingredients in the recipe and you could go a lot of ways pairing wine. The ingredients are; Hoisin sauce, sugar, Tamari soy sauce, sherry wine vinegar, rice vinegar, onion scallion, Tabasco sauce, Lee Kum Kee chili sauce, fresh ginger, white pepper, cilantro and sesame oil. You could do; dry Riesling, dry Austrian wine, aged Syrah, dark heavy Pinot, certain producers of Chateauneuf du Pape, this Gamay and few others. However, this worked extremely well. Great pair!

1 person found it helpfulJul 22nd, 2017
Christanna Honer

My first time with the Fleurie, man was it singing. Macerated red fruits with gentian and camphor notes, more than a touch of Brett (but not overwhelming). It's hard to beat Cote du Py Morgon as one of my favorite wine, but I may like this even a touch better.

My first time with the Fleurie, man was it singing. Macerated red fruits with gentian and camphor notes, more than a touch of Brett (but not overwhelming). It's hard to beat Cote du Py Morgon as one of my favorite wine, but I may like this even a touch better.

Apr 1st, 2017
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.5

Just outrageous

Just outrageous

Feb 27th, 2017
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.3

Beautiful and seamless, with depth and power that belie its barely medium weight frame. Yes, there's a price premium for Foillard these days, but you get what you pay for. Super.

Beautiful and seamless, with depth and power that belie its barely medium weight frame. Yes, there's a price premium for Foillard these days, but you get what you pay for. Super.

Nov 26th, 2016
Pedro Rusk

Wine Educator Kendall Jackson

9.6

I love this wine that much

I love this wine that much

Nov 26th, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

Bubble gum, dry red roses and a little spice on the nose. Dark raspberries, dark cherries, raspberries, some strawberries, bubble gum, bandaid, violets & red roses, granite, soft spice and rich sweet dark soil. There's nice evolution in the bottle as its so soft, smooth and elegant. Jean Foillard, Marcel La Pierre and Yvon Metras are my favorite producers for Gamay.

Bubble gum, dry red roses and a little spice on the nose. Dark raspberries, dark cherries, raspberries, some strawberries, bubble gum, bandaid, violets & red roses, granite, soft spice and rich sweet dark soil. There's nice evolution in the bottle as its so soft, smooth and elegant. Jean Foillard, Marcel La Pierre and Yvon Metras are my favorite producers for Gamay.

Aug 11th, 2016