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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  • Cedar Creek Winery Cedarburg Spice 2014

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    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

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

    Wine review by ramanujan


  • Sperling Vineyards Old Vines Foch 2009

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    A really interesting, almost confusing wine. Foch is a new variety for me. Lots of savoury notes on the nose (think sweet tobacco/cigar box) and slightly burnt caramel...it made me think of stereotypical old world wines. The palate was a HUGE surprise given the nose, light and bright and with lots of acidity and fruit. Light bodied. This wine wa... Read More

    Wine review by JenniferT


  •  Airlie lists their Marechal Foch at 3.48 but no other Willamette Valley Winery I could find gives decent spec sheets on their websites. Pretty clunky e-commerce sites for the most part.The Airlie Müller-Thurgau shows 3.12 in 2012 and 3.08 in 2009. Wow, thats a pretty tart wine.  Read More

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  • A Willamette Valley Foch 2007, this is my topic and would like to discuss the pH of this wine with Julia, which I believe is my mentor. Dunn Forest is one, Muller Thurgau is the other. As a beginner on this site I have no idea where to go and must admit that I am overwhelmed by the amount of alleys you could get lost into. I am so sorry for my i... Read More

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  • Recline Ridge Marechal Foch 2010

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    Another very creditable Foch from Recline Ridge (North Okanagan BC). A slightly reclusive nose of coffee, hickory smoke, plum and sloe with a smooth, creamy entry and a cranberry and fresh leather finish. As expected, not complex but deep like a northern Beaujolais cru. Good control over the natural acidity of the variety. 87 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Silver Decoy 10 Marechal Foch 2005

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    This is a great tasting wine... Very smooth and flavorful...disappointed that I have to drive back to the winery to get another bottle!!! Read More

    Wine review by Teeangel1


  • Purple Cow Vineyards Briana Estate Blend Willamette Valley 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by anchca


  • Niche Wine Co. Foch 2012

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    Perhaps the most inviting Foch I've sniffed at in years, there is a wet earth, chocolate, caramel, acidic strawberry and plum on the nose. Tarry red in colour, the wine is inviting in the glass; indeed, on the palate there are some Pinot elements (especially strawberry), but the finish is quite acidic and warm - not so Burgundian here. Full, r... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • 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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