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Portentous (case of 12 - $16.90/bottle) + 5% GST+ $0.10/bottle deposit

Portentous (case of 12 - $16.90/bottle) + 5% GST+ $0.10/bottle deposit

SKU: 864207
GST/HST Included

THE GRAPE Made from our well tended Maréchal Foch grapes, 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.


PARENTAGE - Marechal Foch 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.


THE WINE Portentous is a fortified ruby wine made from our Marechal Foch grapes and fortified with grape spirits to enhance the alcohol level. Aged for 18 months in French Oak barrels, this Port-style wine has a soft, rich texture with aromas of chocolate and oak.


FOOD PARING Enjoy as a dessert or sipping wine. It is also excellent when paired with Blue Cheese.


PARENTAGESiegerrebe comes from a cross between Gewurztraminer and Madelaine Angevine grapes. Ortega was created in 1948 by Hans Breider at Bayersishcen Landesanstalt in Wurzburg. It is a cross between Müller-Thurgau and Siegerrebe. Breider chose the variety name in honour of the Spanish Poet and philosopher Jose Ortega y Gasset. Kerner was bred in 1929 by August Herald by crossing the Trollinger (a red variety) and Riesling.

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