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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  • France

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  • Burgundy

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  • British Columbia

      British Columbia in the western part of Canada has come a long way from its humble beginni...

  • Willamette Valley

      The Willlamette Valley region in Oregon has a wine-making history that dates back to th...

  • Ontario

      Ontario is the most productive wine-producing province within Canada, accounting for the m...

  • Argentina

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  • Canada

      Canada’s wine-making history is relatively short. Beginning in the early 1800s, some of th...

  • Finger Lakes

      The Finger Lakes wine region in upstate New York is centered around the Canandaigua (meani...

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  • Sperling Vineyards Old Vines Foch 2009


    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 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


    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


    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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    Wine review by anchca

  • Niche Wine Co. Foch 2012


    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

  • Banner Elk Winery Marechal Foch NV


    Interesting red wine from Yadkin North Carolina. This NC version of the French Marechal Foch grape has a leafy/vegetal nose and a flavor profile similar to a ligther sangiovese with nice red and black cherry and a touch of rhubard. Nice acidity and soft tannins. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • Little Straw Vineyards Marechal Foch 2009


    Yes, a French Hybrid, but it is winemaking skill and vineyard practices that ... ... Cru. One of the best Marechal Foch I have tasted in years. 87 point Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Airlie Winery Maréchal Foch 2009


    The dark berry fruit characteristics and light to medium structure sort of reminded me of Pinot Noir, less the mushroomy, earthy qualities that many Pinot have making it a good wine to pair with loads of foods and an easy drinking red wine for those who think reds are too big and bold. The tannins are mellow and acidity is just right to round ... Read More

    Wine review by Julia Crowley

  • 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

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