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Quails' Gate Maréchal Foch Limited Release Fortified Vintage

Quails' Gate Maréchal Foch Limited Release Fortified Vintage 2016

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis fortified foch, from a single vintage (2016), is made in the traditional port method, with some of the oldest maréchal foch grapes at Quails’ Gate left to hang late into the season. The wine is partially fermented in stainless steel before fortification with an Okanagan Spirits alcohol (using QG's foch, natch) and aged 18 months in oak barrels before bottling. This is the cleanest version we have tasted yet, and the fruit and flavours are intense, reminiscent of cherries, figs and currants with a dusting of chocolate before folding into a warm, spicy, boozy finish. Sticky toffee pudding is a great match.Tasted: 04 November 2018Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Treve RingPrices: BC 25.99 375 winery direct Producer: Quails' Gate Vineyards Estate WineryDistributors: Appellation Wine Marketing
Hobbs & Co. Wine Merchants Inc.
Varietal: Maréchal FochCSPC: 638148UPC: 778856316216