Cuvée Julien is made from Maréchal Foch which produces small clusters of small berries that is still grown nowadays in some regions of France, its country of origin, Canada and the U.S.A. In Oregon, Maréchal Foch is sometimes used as a blending partner to boost the fruity aroma and colour of the pinot noir.
These very-dark coloured berries produce a must that requires a short maceration time. The juice is then pumped into stainless steel vats kept at a controlled temperature of 18°C, for vinification.
The result is this vibrant red wine full of fresh berry aromas that suggest cherry, plum with a hint of pink peppercorn. Soft tannins add structure to the plump fruitiness for a silky, well-balanced round flavor with a long mouthful finish.
A delicacy… Blind tasted, I would hesitantly think it is a merlot from California or from Niagara. François Chartier, 500 vin à acheter les yeux fermés. Ed. La Presse. 2012
|Colour||Deep ruby red|
|Grape Variety||Maréchal Foch|
|Wine aging||Stainless steel vats|
|Food Pairings||Red meat, BBQ, Italian dishes, paella.|