Continuing the current Cru Beaujolais trend I wanted to revisit Jean Foillard’s Morgon Cuvée Corcelette, as I had not yet had a bottle of the 2010, and especially to try and compare it on the heels of the 2010 Morgon Cote du Py which I had recently enjoyed.  The wines are distinct and a bit of poking around on the Kermit Lynch website reveals why Foillard makes separate cuvées.  Soil.  I guess you can call it terrior too, but the Cuvée Corcelette is from 80 year old Gamay vines planted on Sandstone whereas the Cote du Py is from 10-90 year old Gamay vines planted on Schist, Granite, and Manganese.  I think you can detect the differences immediately, with the Cote du Py representing the stoney nature of the soil and having quite a bit of brawn.  The Cuvée Corcelette is less brawny, and slightly easier to approach.  I will admit a bias towards the Cote du Py, but it is worth trying both side by side.  Jean Foillard is the man, and to quote Kermit Lynch:

“There is something no-nonsense and straightforward about Foillard’s wine. It seems to say, let’s cut straight to deliciousness. Deliciousness with class. It has a wonderful texture going down. The finesse from start to finish seems almost offhanded.”

Jean Foillard 2010 “Cuvée Corcelette” Morgon ~$40.00

Fresh mint topped berries.  The red fruits are savory.  Moderate tannins and a bit of acidity.  Fresh and delicious; you can drink this now or later and it will go down a treat.  More approachable than the Foillard Morgon Cote du Py.  Delicious stuff.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED