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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Sperling Vineyards Old Vines Foch Reserve
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15¾/20

Sperling Vineyards Old Vines Foch Reserve 2017

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaAn organic, biodynamic, estate-grown version of marechal foch is intriguing, and perhaps the best I tasted on this day. It begins with ancient vines, planted in the 1960s on gravelly soil. The roots are deep and the block self-crops like clockwork every year. Whole clusters, at 35% by weight, are included in the wild yeast fermentation before spending ten months in a mix of newer and neutral oak barrels. The attack is fresh with plenty of smoke and chocolate, tobacco, and riparian notes. The attack is sharp, but the acidity under control, the textures are roundish and persist through the smoky, wild fruit finish. Game anyone?Tasted: 28 March 2020Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 32.00 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Sperling VineyardsDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Grape: Maréchal FochCSPC: 345850UPC: 62783118077