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Old Vines Foch Reserve

The Old Vines Foch Reserve has developed an almost cult like status over the past decade. This big bold red is made with fruit that our father Richard Stewart Jr. planted at Quails’ Gate more than 50 years ago. These old vines produce intense fruit with amazing complexity and intensity.

Tasting & Pairing

Deep ruby in colour, the wine opens with intense aromas of dark fruit, coffee, cigar box and hints of toasted coconut and roasted meat. On the palate, the wine is smooth, rich and full bodied with subtle tannins and juicy acidity. Notes of vanilla, cherries and tobacco lead to a long, bright finish. Try pairing with bold, hearty dishes including roasted game meats such as bison short ribs or wine braised lamb shanks.

Winemaking

Harvested in early October, this classic Maréchal Foch is made from vines planted more than 50 years ago at Quails’ Gate estate vineyard. A French hybrid with very small compact berries, it combines new and old world wine styles with bright intense, dark fruits and earthy notes. 2016 was a warm, steady which led to beautifully clean, concentrated fruit flavours. Fermented with vigorous French yeast strains and matured in spicy new American oak barrels, this wine will improve and reward careful cellaring up until 2025.

Technical Notes & Pricing

Alc. by volume: 14%
Total acidity: 6.4 g/l
Residual sweetness: <1.0 g/l
Sweetness code: 0
SKU code: 639666
UPC code: 778856216219
Date bottled: June, 2018
Case volume: 1,424 (6/case)

Winery Retail Price: $46.99

Wine Club Price: $39.94