Cold Country Vines & Wines

Marechal Foch

Marechal Foch was the earliest cold climate red wine grape used in the Upper Midwest. It was brought from France. The vine has small berries on tight, medium-sized clusters and ripens in mid-September. Marechal Foch can be made into a variety of wines. Picked early, the wine can be made into Nouveau, a light and fruity wine, cousin to Beaujolais. Left on the vine to ripen more fully, it produces a dark red, full bodied, dry table wine. It has strong acidity, and aromas of black fruits and in some cases, toasted wheat, mocha, fresh coffee, bitter chocolate, vanilla bean, and musk. The older vines are made into an oaked, dry red aged wine and it is also used for sweet-fortified, port style wines.

 

Our other wine grapes…

 

FRONTENACFRONTENAC GRISBRIANNA
LA CRESCENTMARQUETTELOUISE SWENSON
MARECHAL FOCHPETITE PEARLFRONTENAC BLANC

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