2018 Old Vines Foch INSIDERS

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Winemaker's Notes:

A cornucopia of ripe plum, blueberry, leather, straw and cola make for a fruity, earthy nose with a hint of the “sauvage”.  A sip is silky-smooth with medium weight, and flavours of dark field berries, sage, black olive and caramel.

Picked at Quarry Ridge Vineyard on September 22nd as grape sugars averaged 21.4° Brix.  The site is still tended by the Reimers, Robin and Stuart, whose father planted these vines in 1972.

Vinification:  After primary and full malo-lactic fermentation in stainless steel, the wine aged 16 months in oak barrels (of which 88% were American oak, 12% were French oak and one-in-five were new) before being bottled in February 2020.

Dry: 3 g/L residual sugar

At the time of bottling, alcohol measured 12.5%, 3 g/l residual sugar, 6.6 g/l titratable acidity and 3.72pH.

Quantity bottled was 578 cases.  Enjoy now to 2028.

Vegan friendly.           Certified Sustainable.

                           Ontario Certified Sustainable Winemaking

Food Companions:

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