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 wines we’ve ever had! This season, OCTA’s staff are pouring their 12 favourite #LCBOgolocal wines – just in time for the upcoming holiday season. Come discover what’s in our glass! “Born in 2011″, Back From The Dead is a 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 called Coffin Hill. This unique wine is made from Maréchal Foch grapes. 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 Maréchal 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 a nice crisp acid backbone, expressing the yet-to-be-discovered Grey County terroir exquisitely. An excellent accompaniment to red meats and holiday drop-ins looking to reconnect! Can’t visit the winery? Find it at your local LCBO: COFFIN RIDGE BACK FROM THE DEAD RED 2011 VINTAGES 260463 | 750 mL bottle Eager to discover more Ontario wines? Subscribe to Savvy Selections wine-of-the-month-club and receive exceptional Ontario wines delivered straight to your home or office!