2017 Organic Old Vines Foch Reserve
ORGANIC, VEGAN & GLUTEN-FREE
“This old vine, organic Foch was planted in the 1960s by winemaker Ann Sperling’s (above) dad Bert. It produces low yields with berries that are high in concentration. It’s tight on the nose, but swirl away and it will reveal a range of cassis, anise, black currants and earth followed by earthy/forest floor notes. It’s highly structured and complex on the palate but the fruit pops with dark berries, a touch of kirsch, licorice, savoury herbs, earth and depth through a long and lively finish. History in a bottle here.” 92 pts
Rick VanSickle, Wines of Niagara
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.