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Old Vines Foch

Maréchel Foch is a grape varietal that was once widely planted across the Valley. Only a small handful of wineries still grow this varietal and it produces intensely flavoured red wines. The grapes for this wine are sourced from 37-year old vines planted in our southern most vineyard located in Osoyoos.

Tasting & Pairing

On the nose, the wine opens with rich aromas of cherry, coffee and tobacco. The palate is dry with smooth tannins and notes of tart juicy cherries, smoked meat, dark chocolate and vanilla. Decanting this wine for an hour or two before serving will enhance your tasting experience. Try pairing with roasted venison, grilled Portobello burgers with blue cheese or pizza with sausage and mushrooms.

Winemaking

Hand-harvested in September, the grapes for this wine come from our southern estate vineyard located in Osoyoos. Planted in 1978, the combination of vine age and the warm site location give the grapes exceptional complexity and flavour. After fermentation, the wine is aged for 18 months in mostly neutral American oak barrels. Enjoy now until 2021.

Technical Notes & Pricing

Alc. by volume: 13 %
Total acidity: 6.6 g/l
Residual sweetness: <1 g/l
Sweetness code: 0
SKU code: 639625
UPC code: 778856115215
Date bottled: June, 2018
Case volume: 2,809

Winery Retail Price: $24.99

Wine Club Price: $21.24