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Sea Star Maréchal Fochtext
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Sea Star Maréchal Foch 2017

Pender Island, Southern Gulf Islands, British Columbia, CanadaI reckon this will be the lightest, freshest, juiciest maréchal foch you've ever tasted. Pender Island grown, this teinturier (red fleshed grape) is whole cluster pressed and the juice sees nil to lil contact with skins. It's this paler medium cherry hue all on its own. Light, fresh and jubilant, with strawberry, cherry, wild raspberry on a soft, gossamer palate. There's a swell of effortless acidity that carries this light red to a crash of white / pink peppercorn spices that linger on the palate. Tannins? Well, there's a light nub of siding to house the fruit, but this plummy, easy drinking red is pitch perfect as what it is: a balanced, bright, easy, local, and light smashable red to chill (if you like) and drink (oft) this summer. Thank you, Sea Star, for showing us another version of maréchal foch.Tasted: 13 August 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 23.00 winery direct Producer: Sea Star Estate Farm and VineyardsDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: Maréchal Foch