The Joplin is made from Maréchal Foch grapes harvested from vines that were planted in 1972 in Lincoln Ontario. It was fermented on the skins for 13 days in stainless steel tanks with natural yeasts. Bottling was without additional sulphur, fining, or filtering.
In the words of the winemaker – “2020 was an incredibly hot year. This vintage of Joplin is rich and full, but still low in alcohol. It evokes memories of peppercorns, nettles and foraging for black raspberries. Drink now or cellar in a cool dark place.”