2017 Old Vines Foch
6 pack of 2017 Old Vines Foch

2017 Old Vines Foch

Winemaker's Notes:

A sniff reveals blackberry and other bramble fruits, blueberry and brooding leather, earth and toasty barrel scents. 

A juicy, fresh texture primes the mouth for flavours of dark cherry, raspberry, tobacco, vanilla and spice.

Picked at Quarry Ridge Vineyard on October 20th as grape sugars averaged 19.8° Brix.  These vines were planted in 1972 by the Reimers, Ernie and his sons Robin and Stuart, who tend them to this day.

Vinification:  After stainless steel fermentation, the wine was transferred to 18 American oak barrels, of which 6 were new, and 3 older French oak barrels.  The wine completed malolactic fermentation and aged for 15 months, before being bottled in March 2019.

At the time of bottling, alcohol measured 12%, 3 g/l residual sugar, 7.6 g/l titratable acidity and 3.71 pH.

Quantity bottled was 470 cases.  Enjoy now to 2027.

Vegan friendly.

Food Companions:

Try with beef stew, or roasted or barbequed meats.  Serve near 14° C.