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Wine Recommendation

Jost Vineyards 2006 Côte St. George Marechal Foch  (Nova Scotia)

Jost Vineyards

2006 Côte St. George Marechal Foch
(Nova Scotia)

Here’s another example of how the Jost winery is supporting vineyard development across Nova Scotia, vinifying a number of vineyard specific bottlings to showcase the range of terroirs in Nova Scotian vineyards. The source for the Marechal Foch grapes used in this wine is Kingsley Brown’s vineyard which overlooks St. George’s Bay near Antigonish.

Jost’s Côte St. George Foch is a more grapey fruit-forward style than their other Marechal Foch bottlings. The Reserve Foch, for example, is considerably more extracted with a concentrated dark fruit profile. The Côte de Bras d’Or bottling from John Pratt’s Marble Mountain vineyard on Cape Breton is more earthy and typically displays cherry tobacco characteristics.

In the Côte St George wine we have an altogether different expression of the variety, offering bright red berry fruit with cinnamon notes and a slightly stemmy herbaceousness. The palate is lively with pristine raspberry and cherry fruitiness highlighted against a soft centered buttery backdrop, the result of the malolactic fermentation that this wine no doubt went through to tame its more zingy side. With very soft tannins this wine is designed for early drinking, and it is meeting that objective splendidly.

Reviewed March 28, 2008 by Adam Dial.

The Wine

Winery: Jost Vineyards
Vintage: 2006
Wine: Côte St. George Marechal Foch
Appellation: Nova Scotia
Grape: Marechal Foch
Price: 750ml $14.99

Review Date: 3/28/2008

The Reviewer

Adam Dial

Brought up in a family with winery ventures in both California and Canada, Adam Dial seeks and appreciates diversity and individuality in wines. He is a Sommelier with more than two decades of experience in the hospitality and service industry, and is a respected wine educator, judge and industry advisor. In 2003 Adam Dial co-founded Appellation America.