Domaine de Grand Pré 2011
Production and Release
Available December 1, 2012
A New Grape Variety
Swiss grape breeder Valentin Blattner created this exciting new variety by crossing the world renowned Cabernet Sauvignon with the winter hardy and disease resistant Maréchal Foch.
This new grape variety has been grown in Nova Scotia since 2004 and appears very promising for our grape growing region. It ripens around the same time as Maréchal Foch and produces small and loose clusters.
The Cabernet Foch is oak-aged and shows nuances of both Cabernet Sauvignon and Maréchal Foch and displays an earthy and rustic nose of layered spices, ripe berries and a burst of cherry. With rich flavours of blackberry and cassis and just a touch of smoke, it has a beautifully long finish.
This full bodied red wine is a perfect accompaniment to grilled meats and spicy pasta dishes. The Cabernet Foch has excellent cellaring potential and also shows great character now after 11 months in oak barrels.
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