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Getting To Know Fochette

Lang Vineyards is known for our Marechal Foch. Not only is it the most popular wine that we make but the vines on our property are the oldest on the whole Naramata Bench. Winemaker Dorian Wolaniuk explains what our Fochette is and what makes it so special.

“This wine was done outside our usual Foch program to show a different side to Foch.  I used a gentler approach to the pressing of the fruit to minimize the attributes of the grape skins.  As well, the juice was immediately moved into stainless steel tanks, so there was no soaking skin contact which helped deliver that much lighter ruby colour.  There is a nice bright acidity in this wine making it a mouth-watering dinner accompaniment.

“This wine is best served slightly chilled and is complimentary with warm autumn season foods.   I find particularly rich fatty foods like a succulent pork roast, is a great example.  The cool mouth watering acidity cuts right into the fats to deliver a dry fruit bomb of supporting flavours.  It’s definitely a reinforcing dinner wine to enhance the taste experience with that acidity to make the flavours pop out. 

“It’s different than what you would expect from a standard glass of Foch.  Without that skin contact the colour is much softer and the dark purple flavours of Foch is replaced with bright ripe red berries instead.  Very fresh and very fruity.”

Looking to pair your Fochette with food? Try one of these delicious options:

Slow Roasted Crispy Pork Belly
Spicy Sichuan Duck
Beet and Goat Cheese Salad with Arugula
Roasted Quail and Parsnips with Sage Butter
Pomegranate-Glazed Lamb Meatballs with Honey-Roasted Turnips
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Mousse

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