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Madness (case of 12 - $16.90/bottle) + GST + $0.10/bottle deposit

Madness (case of 12 - $16.90/bottle) + GST + $0.10/bottle deposit

SKU: 887893
GST/HST Included

THE WINE Inspired Madness is a mid-bodied red wine reminiscent of Beaujolais. It has sweet aromas of ripe black cherries and currents with a subtle acidity on the mid-palate.


FOOD PARING Because of its acidity it is a food friendly wine. Serve with grilled salmon, tuna, jambalaya, steak, and sharp cheeses. Serve at room temperature.


THE GRAPE This red wine is a blend of Maréchal Foch and Zweigelt grapes. Maréchal Foch is a popular hybrid cold hardy and disease resistant blue-black grape variety. It is classified as a teinturier, a kind of red grape variety where both the skin and the flesh of the grape is a deep red colour. This makes for deeply coloured wines. Maréchal Foch is a perfectly suited grape variety for the climate of hot days and cool nights of the Shuswap. The variety provided reliable yields and ripens early in the fall. Zweigelt grape is a blue-black coloured grape which yields attractively opulent red wines.


PARENTAGE The Marechal Foch grape was bred in France in the 1910’s by Eugene Kuhlmann, who crossed a Goldriesling and a native American Vitis riparia-rupestirs to create “Kuhlmann 188-2” It was named after Marechal Ferdinand Foch, a prominent French General of the First World War who handled the Armistice negotiations to end the war. Zweigelt is a breed created by Dr. Fritz Zweigelt in 1922 at the Teaching and Research Centre for Viticulture and Horticulture (LFZ) in Klosterneuburg by crossing a Blaufrankisch and a St. Laurent grape. This is a widespread grape originally found in Austria and since the second world war can be found in all wine growing regions throughout the world.

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