Ivo is a blend of Maréchal Foch and Gewürtz, with a little organic Nepitella.
A single barrel release, Ivo is a mix of hybrid and vinifera grapes. The Foch brightens up the low acid Gew, which in turn rounds out the wilder edges of the Foch.
Grown just a few km from each other (Maréchal Foch from Lincoln and Gew from Niagara-on-the-Lake) they first met when we blended them into a single barrel. After ageing for a month with organic Nepitella, Ivo was put to rest in bottle this spring.
What's it like? Ivo is bright an juicy, with aromas of sweet violet, mint and cherry coke. Rich black raspberries follow on the palate, along with drying tannins and a subtle cooling sensation from the Nepitella (which is a relative of mint).
9.6% ABV | 750mL
Ingredients: Maréchal Foch, Gewürztraminer, Nepitella. Gluten free.
Wild ferment, unfiltered, unfined and vegan friendly.