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Foch 2016 $22

Foch is a hybrid grape that ripens very well on the Saanich Peninsula.  Our Foch is a medium bodied wine, with rich plum and cassis flavors, and undertones of cinnamon, mocha, and vanilla.  It finished its ferment in 1 – 3 year old American oak barrels and is barrel aged for over a year sur lie.   Should age well 3 – 5 years.

  • Aged 12 months in 1 – 3 yr old American barrels
  • Alcohol 12.6%
  • pH 3.8
  • TA 7.0

 

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Product Description

Marechal Foch (“Foch”) is a red variety of hybrid grape.  It was created in 1886 in Colmar, Alsace, by the French Viticulturist Eugene Kuhlman by crossing the hybrid grape Millardet et Grasset 101-14 (which is vitis vinifera x vitis rupestris) with the vitis vinifera Gold riesling.   Kuhlman also developed the hybrid grapes Leon Millot (“Millot”) , Marechal Joffre and Lucie Kuhlmann from the same trials. We grow Foch at our Starling Lane Vineyard.  When we leased this property in 2013 we changed the vine management in Spring from high 6′ cordons to low cordons  by chopping off the truck at 24″.  In May the vines exploded into leaf and by September the canopy was so full Lamont was clipping the canopy back with electric hedgers every week.  It needs quite a bit of work to keep the canopy stripped back to allow for airflow around, and sunshine on, the fruit zone.