January 31, 2016 – D’Angelo Vineyards Estate Winery Fortificato Foch with Classic Cheese Fondue.

. January 31, 2016

Fundue Friday!

Write D’Angelo Estate Winery’s Fortificato Foch in as a definite redo with cheese fondue!

Perfect for two or add friends.

Cheers to TGIF!

Classic Cheese Fondue.



  • 1/3 pound firm alpine-style cheese, such as Gruyere
  • 1/3 pound Fontina
  • 1/3 pound Gouda
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon brandy
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

  • Boiled baby new potatoes in their skins, quartered if large
  • Lightly steamed broccoli florets
  • Lightly steamed cauliflower florets
  • Lightly steamed asparagus
  • Button mushrooms, wiped clean and stems removed
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Sliced firm apples, such as Granny Smith
  • Cooked sliced hot sausage
  • Cubed French, sourdough, and/or pumpernickel bread

Fortificato Foch

Fortificato – meaning fortified in Italian, is made by adding Canadian spirits to stop the fermentation, thus leaving the wine slightly sweet. It was aged 6 years in barrel to achieve a very distinct taste of sub dried fruit with nutty flavours and a further 1 year in tank, for a total of 7 years aging.  The sweet juice of the iced Foch and iced Vidal grapes was added during aging to provide acidity and freshen the taste.  Enjoy with cheeses or dark chocolate.

Category: 2016, D Angelo Estate Winery, Fortified

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