6 PACK, 750ml BOTTLES, $32.00 EACH
SUB-REGION, REGION, COUNTRY
Niagara, Ontario, Canada
This wine, vinified with 52% whole grape clusters, is the bigger, rounder, richer with thrilling and pure stony black raspberry fruit with bloody overtones. It is the more immediately satisfying of the two Foxcroft Crus, possessing a long and juicy finale that is slightly shorter and more chalkily-acidic than the 33%. If ever there was proof that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” the polemic over Foxcroft 52% Whole Cluster vs. Foxcroft 33% Whole Cluster is undoubtedly just that. In our ad hoc survey over the last two summers, roughly just over half preferred the higher percentage. Still, we find the 33% whole cluster speaks a little more clearly to us about its gravelly, iron-tinged soil origins, and since the taste of the land is what we are all about, we make a little more of that cuvée. Still, it is immense fun to compare them young and wonder about their ageability. Two beautiful siblings. Ageing-Improvement Potential: 2-7 years.