Alex Foillard’s Brouilly comes from the aptly named La Folie(Madness), a steep vineyard just above Reverdon. If the general rule is that Brouilly is the Côte de Brouilly’s slightly softer, more sensuous sibling, Foillard’s is the exception, proving to be as deep and powerful as the best examples from the Côte. This is perhaps the wine that, more than any other, blurs the boundaries between the two crus—madness indeed!
Since 2014 he’s been working full time in the vineyards and winery together with his mother and father, Agnes and Jéan Foillard at Domaine Jean-Foillard. In 2015 Alex had the possibility to buy 2 really interesting vineyards from two older brothers that wanted to retire. These brothers were not working organically, but lucky for Alex they didn’t do any work in the vineyards at all in 2015, so he has one year in advance when it comes to detox the soil. He’s making his wines at his parents domaine in Villé-Morgon.