From The County to the Escarpment to Lake Erie and beyond, Ontario is growing some beautiful grapes and turning them into some of the best winesA�wea��veA�ever had! A�This season, OCTAa��s staff are pouring their 12 favourite #LCBOgolocal wines a�� just in time for the upcoming holiday season.A�Come discover whata��s in our glass!
“Born in 2011″, Back From The Dead is aA�fresh and lively wine–despite the name!–from Coffin Ridge Winery, who got their name is 199 from the parcel of land they planted on calledA�Coffin Hill.
This unique wine is made fromA�MarA�chal Foch grapes. A�According to Tony Aspler, “Their story goes back to 1946, when Brights’ winemaker Adhemar de Chaunac brought back from France 40 European vine varieties including a crossing bred in Alsace called Kuhlmann 188-2 (one of whose parents was Goldriesling). The grape was subsequently renamed MarA�chal Foch after the French World War I general.” You can read more about the misunderstood Marechal and Baco grapes here.
Like many wines in this family, Back From The Dead Red is a deep ruby red with complex flavours of rich dark berries, plum, black pepper and tobacco. The finish is smooth with notes of leather and subtle earthiness. It has aA�nice crisp acid backbone,A�expressing the yet-to-be-discovered Grey County terroir exquisitely.A�
An excellent accompaniment to red meats and holiday drop-ins looking to reconnect!
Cana��t visit the winery? Find it at your local LCBO:
COFFIN RIDGE BACK FROM THE DEAD RED 2011
VINTAGES 260463A�| 750 mL bottle
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