Written By Treve Ring Libations / Red Wine Dec 14, 2011 Niche Wine Company Marechal Foch 2010 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestNiche Wine Company Marechal Foch 2010 West Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, BC $23 -26 Available from winery website or select private liquor storeswww.nichewinecompany.com Niche Wine Co. opens their website with a succinct and all-telling statement:We’re not a big company. We’re farmers, and making wine is what we love.This family owned and operated winery in West Kelowna has recently released their first vintage, all from grapes grown on their Hugh and Mary Vineyard. Joanna and James Schlosser are now overseeing winemaking and marketing (snappy and memorable labels!), but you’ll still see father Jerry and mother Kathleen (plus Labradors Pinot and Baco) working the vineyards. In addition to this Foch, their inaugural release included a Rose (Pinot Noir, 28% Riesling, and 13% Chardonnay), Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir.Marechal Foch is a North America hybrid, bred between two species of vine (in this case Vitis Vinifera and Vitis Riparia) with the aim of gaining the positive benefits and eliminating the limiting aspects of both species. Its characteristic ‘foxy’ character is tamed here, overtaken by deep and dusty plum, minty cassis and green peppercorn spice notes. Full in the mouth, with smooth and soft tannins and a resin/pine fresh finish. If you’re looking for interesting and new local flavours, look no further. Well suited to herbed lamb or elk – the wilder qualities of each mirroring the other. Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean)EATrecommendsNiche Wine Company Marechal Foch 2010Foch’s characteristic ‘foxy’ character is tamed here, overtaken by deep and dusty plum, minty cassis and green peppercorn spice notes. Full in the mouth, with smooth and soft tannins and a resin/pine fresh finish. If you’re looking for interesting and new local flavours, look no further. Well suited to herbed lamb or elk – the wilder qualities of each mirroring the other.Okanaganwine review SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Comments are closed.