Old Vines Foch Reserve

  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2009
  • 2008

Wine Style

The Old Vines Foch Reserve has developed an almost cult like status over the past decade. This big bold red is made with fruit that our father Richard Stewart Jr. planted at Quails’ Gate some 50 years old. The vines might be old but they produce wines with amazing complexity and intensity.


Tasting & Pairing

The 2014 is typically dark and inky with a complex array of aromas and flavors. Expect intense black cherry fruit, coffee, chocolate, clove, vanilla and hints of smoked meat and toasty oak. The palate is smooth, rich and full bodied with velvety tannins and a long finish. We suggest pairing with venison, smoked brisket or braised red meats.


Winemaking

Harvested in early October, this classic Maréchel Foch is made from 50 year old vines grown at Quails’ Gate estate vineyard. A French hybrid with very small compact berries, it combines new and old world wine styles with bright intense, dark fruits and earthy notes. This site provides maximum heat during the growing season and produces a very ripe concentrated fruit. Fermented with vigorous French yeast strains and matured in spicy new American oak barrels, this wine will improve and reward careful cellaring up until 2020.


Technical Notes

Alc. by volume: 14.5 %
Total acidity: 7.6 g/l
Residual sweetness: 1.6 g/l
Sweetness code: 0
SKU code: 639666
UPC code: 778856214215
Date bottled: June 2016
Case volume: 1550 (6/case)


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Wine Style

Old Vines Foch Reserve is made with fruit from 49 year old vines that Richard Stewart Jr. planted at Quails’ Gate Estate vineyard. Uniquely Quails’ Gate, this classic is a single vineyard small lot wine. It is a big juicy, jammy wine, well balanced with subtle tannins and bright acidity.


Tasting & Pairing

The 2013 is typically dark and inky with a complex array of aromas and flavors. Expect intense black fruit, meat, coffee, smoke, vanilla, spice and dark chocolate interwoven round a core of toasty oak. The palate is smooth, rich and full bodied with polished tannins and a long finish. We suggest pairing with a chargrilled ribeye steak, smoked beef brisket or rich winter stews.


Winemaking

Harvested in early October, this classic Marechal Foch is made from 49 year old vines grown at Quails’ Gate estate vineyard. A French hybrid with very small compact berries, it combines new and old world wine styles with bright intense, dark fruits and earthy notes. This site provides maximum heat during the growing season and produces a very ripe concentrated fruit. Fermented with vigorous French yeast strains and matured in spicy new American oak barrels, this wine will improve and reward careful cellaring up until 2020.


Technical Notes

Alc. by volume: 14 %
Total acidity: 6.8 g/l
Residual sweetness: 0.6 g/l
Sweetness code: 0
SKU code: 639666
UPC code: 778856213218
Date bottled: May 2015
Case volume: 1345 (6/case)


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Wine Style

Old Vines Foch Reserve is made with fruit from 48 year old vines that Richard Stewart Jr. planted at Quails’ Gate Estate vineyard. Uniquely Quails’ Gate, this classic is a single vineyard small lot wine. It is a big juicy, jammy wine, well balanced with subtle tannins and bright acidity.


Tasting & Pairing

We love the personality of this wine! Ripe, red cherry notes are interlaced with clove, campfire and delectable notes of salami. On the palate, this wine demonstrates cherry cola, cocoa and spice. The 2012 Old Vines Foch Reserve has wonderful length, great structure and delivers on taste for all that revere this robustly colored, but light bodied wine. Try something exotic and pair with lamb kebab or moussaka. Of course, BBQ is always a wonderful fall back pairing for Old Vines Foch Reserve that never fails to impress.


Winemaking

Harvested in early October, this classic Marechal Foch is made from 48 year old vines grown at Quails’ Gate estate vineyard. A French hybrid with very small compact berries, it combines new and old world wine styles with bright intense, dark fruits and earthy notes. This site provides maximum heat during the growing season and produces a very ripe concentrated fruit. Fermented with vigorous French yeast strains and matured in spicy new American oak barrels, this wine will improve and reward careful cellaring for up to 5 years.


Technical Notes

Alc. by volume: 14.5 % Total acidity: 6.3 g/l Residual sweetness: 2.3 g/l Sweetness code: 0 SKU code: 639666 UPC code: 778856212211 Date bottled: June 2014 Case volume: 1200


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Wine Style

Old Vines Foch Reserve is made with fruit from 47 year old vines that Richard Stewart Jr. planted at Quails’ Gate Estate vineyard. Uniquely Quails’ Gate, this classic is a single vineyard small lot wine. It is a big juicy, jammy wine, well balanced with subtle tannins and bright acidity.


Tasting & Pairing

This flavoursome wine displays dark berries mingled with chocolate, mocha and spicy toasted oak and a savory gamey edge. Soft ripe tannins linger while the palate remains full with rich, sweet and sour notes. Try this wine with blood orange and fig braised lamb shanks or grilled bison rib-eye and savoury blackberry relish.


Winemaking

Harvested in early October, this classic Marechal Foch is made from 47 year old vines grown at Quails’ Gate Estate vineyard. Foch has small compact berries on the vine that will convey New World bright intense dark fruits with Old World earthy under tones. Thankfully, our unique Estate site provides optimal heat during the growing season producing very ripe concentrated fruit. Fermented with vigorous French yeast strains and matured in spicy new American oak barrels, our Old Vines Foch Reserve develops beautifully upon cellaring for up to 5 years.


Technical Notes

Alc. by volume: 14.0 % Total acidity: 7.3 g/l Residual sweetness: 1.9 g/l Sweetness code: 0 SKU code: 639666 UPC code: 778856211214 Date bottled: June 2013 Case volume: 1400


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Wine Style

Harvested in October 2009, our Old Vines Foch Reserve is made with fruit handpicked from 46 year old vines planted in Quails’ Gate Estate Vineyard by Richard Stewart Jr. A French hybrid with very small compact berries, it combines Old and New World wine styles with bright acidity, intense dark fruit and complex earthy notes.


Tasting & Pairing

Uniquely Quails’ Gate, this cult classic is a single vineyard small lot wine. This flavoursome wine boasts dark berry fruit, mingled with chocolate mocha and spicy, smoky toasty oak complimenting the overall gamey nature. Soft plush, sweet ripe tannins linger in the background and the palate is full with a rich sweet and sour attack and long powerful finish. This wine pairs well with Angus beef ribeye, cauliflower purée, new potatoes, buttered broccoli, and Marchand de Vins butter.


Winemaking

Fermented with vigorous French yeast strains and barrel aged for 18 months in new, 100% American Oak barrels, this wine will reward careful cellaring of up to 5 years.


Technical Notes

Alc. By Vol: 15%
Total Acidity: 7.5 g/l
Residual Sweetness: 3.2 g/l
Sweetness: (0)
UPC: 778856209211
Date Bottled: June 2011
Case Volume:2045 cases (6 bottle cases)


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Wine Style

Harvested in October 2008, our Old Vines Foch Reserve is made with fruit handpicked from 45 year old vines planted in Quails’ Gate Estate Vineyard by Richard Stewart Jr.


Tasting & Pairing

Uniquely Quails’ Gate, this cult classic is a single vineyard small lot wine. It is a big juicy, jammy wine, well balanced with subtle tannins and bright acidity. Cinnamon spice, candied cherry, bitter chocolate and tobacco combine to compliment the overall gamey nature of this variety. Try this wine with grilled game meat or a Ribeye steak. Stock up early to ensure continued enjoyment of this limited vintage.


Winemaking

A French hybrid with very small compact berries, it combines Old and New World wine styles with bright acidity, intense dark fruit and complex earthy notes. Fermented with vigorous French yeast strains and barrel aged for 18 months in new, 100% American Oak barrels. This wine will reward careful cellaring of up to 5 years.


Technical Notes

Alc. By Vol: 14.5%
Total Acidity: 6.5 g/l
Residual Sweetness: 4.0 g/l
Sweetness: (0)
UPC: 778856208214
Date Bottled: June 2010
Case Volume:1708 cases (6 bottle cases)


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