This wine is a product of twenty-five-year-old vines from Hugh & Mary Vineyard and fruit from premium growers in the Thompson Valley. The fruit was picked at the end of October under clear blue skies. Can you think of a better way to spend a fall day in the Okanagan? Not a chance!
We are big lovers of Marchel Foch (even though it is not the easiest to make). These grapes were crushed and destemmed and then left to cold soak over several days. The must was fermented in small individual 3/4 ton totes until halfway to dryness, before being pressed in our half-ton basket press, and left to finish fermentation in American Oak. The wine was then barrel aged for eleven months before bottling.
Aromas of chocolate, vanilla and coconut coupled with a round, rich palate make this the kind of full bodied wine that will keep you coming back for more (and more, and more). Flavours of blackberry, plum, and hazelnut pair well with a great cut of meat and a whole lot of Leonard Cohen. Decant an hour… if you’ve got that kind of time.