Andrew Guard

2017 Côte de Brouilly, Alex Foillard

From the north-facing lieu-dit Chavannes, the 2017 Côte de Brouilly unwinds to reveal scents of black raspberries, dried flowers, licorice and chocolate. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, layered and fleshy, with good concentration and an unusually prominent chassis of structuring tannin this year that Foillard attributes to the impact of hail. This will merit a year or two of bottle age. 92+/100 William Kelley, Issue 244 End of August 2019, The Wine Advocate

The Foillard family have become a bit like family over the years, I first visited them in 2007 and Alex was then a teenager, helping in the vines and the winery. In 2014 he came to Australia to stay with us for a year to learn English and experience a different culture; he fit right in both in Sydney and Melbourne and has made many friendships. He's easygoing and has a good sense of humour, doesn't mind a drink either !

Jean doesn’t need much of an introduction. His Côte du Py is as pure and captivating as Beaujolais gets. One of the iconic wines of contemporary France