Andrew Guard

2021 Brouilly, Alex Foillard

From the north-facing lieu-dit Chavannes, with soils of granite and schist and a thin layer of sandy soils over the top. This area provides for wines with distinct minerality and finesse.

This opens in the glass with aromas of fresh raspberries, plums, spices and faint woodsmoke, the 2021 Côte de Brouilly from Alex is medium bodied and attractively fleshy and succulent, with a sweet core of fruit, bright acids and a long succulent finish. I much prefer this 2021 to it's more powerful 2020 counterpart.

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