Marechal Foch

Marechal Foch (aka. Foch, Kuhlmann 188-2) is a vigorous, early-ripening variety, with good winter hardiness. It is well suited to cold-climate regions in Canada’s Niagara Peninsula and Nova Scotia. It is also popular in New York’s Finger Lakes, the north Atlantic States, and in viticultural areas of the northern Midwest. Still commercially important, this French-American hybrid developed by Eugene Kuhlmann is reportedly the result of a North American riparia-rupestris and a vinifera (Goldriesling) pairing. This is identical to the parentage of the Leon Millot grape. However, some believe the North American parent is really Oberlin Noir, a Gamay-riparia cross once commercially cultivated in Burgundy. Whatever the true genealogy of the cultivar, Marechal Foch is often considered to possess Burgundian characteristics, having a vibrant, deep purple color, with a light-medium structure and dark berry fruit characteristics. Some tasters find the similarities to Burgundy Pinot Noir become more pronounced Read more »

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  • Invinity Sparkling Rose 2018


    A charming young couple making authentically Vancouver Island wine proffered ... fair. It is made from 21% Marechal Foch and 79% Pinot Noir sourced from local vineyards. Although the wine is not cheap (about 34 dollars US), it is made with care; in the glass there is a beautiful pink hue with continuous effervescence. Scent is of smoke, vege... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Enrico Winery Jousting Knights NV


    This charming, light blend of Marechal Foch and Pinot Noir (majority component is the former variety, a venerable and commercially important French hybrid) is almost cherry black in the glass. The nose is vaguely reminiscent of rough Burgundy, plus a healthy dose of coffee, Welch's Grape Juice and smoke (Foch speaking here...). Entry is spare, ... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Yes, I too can appreciate most wines... even those (if vinified properly and ... or accidental crosses (e.g. Marechal Foch, Chelois, de Chaunac, Chancellor, Norton).  I have never tried Norton, but is said to be quite good... although the parentage seems vague, with some European and North American genealogy.I think it is just preference, and ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Good pinot noir in the $30...

  • Decided to spin this out from another thread to keep things clear and more easily accessible.Please post your recommendations here. Will add my own when I have a spare moment.... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Good pinot noir in the $30...

  • Lambrusco Reggiano Frizzante Medici Ermete Concerto 2015


    A dry version of the Frizzante Lambrusco is very good, with a nice vinous nose ... nose (similar to the hybrid Marechal Foch) and soft, acidic entry. Very grapey, but somehow deep at the same time, this wine is quite enjoyable, and one of the better examples this reviewer has tasted. 8 Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • DV, I'm assuming you mean you won't be able to find any more '09s, ... for them.Reading about the Marechal Foch on their website - sounds just like something LuckyLucy might like - "Dark cherry, milk chocolate with notes of spice on the nose, this year’s vintage of Foch is ripe, full bodied and delicious. This vintage has interesting flavours ... Read More

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  • Cedar Creek Winery Rosé NV


    Fruity and sweet. Rich berry flavor - blueberry with a little raspberry. Noticeable alcohol. Read More

    Wine review by ramanujan

  • Cedar Creek Winery Cedarburg Spice 2014


    Quite sweet. Dark fruit, orange and spice - cinnamon, clove. Read More

    Wine review by ramanujan

  • I began my wine journey mining for hidden gems in little known regions along ... ... that is composed of 90% Marechal Foch and 10% 'Léon Millot – both cold hardy, early ripening grape varieties. Clear deep garnet in color, this delightful wine offers aromas and flavors of black cherry, roasted (mixed) berries, shy wood tones, and a faint touc... Read More

    From the article The United States of Wine

  • Cedar Creek Winery Bon Vivant 2012


    Fruity, but quite tart. Tart cherries, raspberries and grapes. Slight taste of alcohol. Read More

    Wine review by ramanujan

  • Looking to sell 15 tonnes of Marechal Foch grapes, grown in Keremeos, British Coloumbia. If interested please contact Joann at Ladyhawke Vineyard 250-499-7125

    Comment by 600788Ladyhawke Vineyard 600788 Ladyhawke Vineyard

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