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Organic Old Vines Foch Reserve, 2018

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2018 Okanagan Valley 750 mL, 13.5% ALC/VOL
Marechal Foch

Old Vines Foch – very old vines, planted in the 1960s on gravelly soil with amazingly deep roots, this block crops like clock-work each vintage. Fruit is small berried, dark and rich but never jammy. Whole clusters, at 45% by weight are included in the wild yeast fermentation. After ~15 days, we press and send the young wine to barrels for malolactic fermentation and 10 months of aging in a variety of newer and neutral oak barrels.

This rustic wine is made with smoky BBQs and long summer evenings in mind; or hearty braised dishes and cold winter nights.

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The 2017 vintage was featured in November's Wine Club package, 2021.


Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.


Geographical Indication: BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Vineyard: Estate Vineyard
Residual Sugar: 2 g/L
Cases Produced: 322


Appearance: Mature, deep ruby in colour.
Nose: Earthy, slightly smoky, spicy, tobacco leaf and plum bouquet.
Palate: Medium-bodied, dry, plum and blueberry flavours with lively acidity and a charming floral note on the end taste.
Quality: Very Good+. 88.5 points. Drink now and through 2022.


Food Pairing: Beef brisket with roasted potatoes, buffalo cauliflower with blue cheese dip, spicy chicken burger with pineapple, lamb chops with corn salad, and pasta primavera with smoked gouda.