Grand Noir

Grand Noir de la Calmette or Grand Noir is a red grape created in 1855 by French grape breeder Henri Bouschet at his vineyard.  It is a tienturier or red flesh grape named after crossing Petit Bouschet and Aramon noir at the breeding station Domaine de la Calmette vineyard near Montpellier.  Petit Bouschet was created by Henri's father Louis Bouschet crossing Aranon and Teinturier du Cher.

Grand Noir was once widely grown in France in the Cognac and Languedoc regions.  Today it is rarely planted there..  The variety is predominately found in Spanish wine regions of Galacia in northwest Spain and in the southern Portuguese regions of Alentejo.

The Grand Noir de la Calmette grape does exist in California.  There are two small plots at Dommen Ranch vineyard in Windsor, CA in the Russian River Valley AVA planted circa 1930s.  In 2011 Carlisle Winery made 192 cases of a 90% Grand Noir from this vineyard that included 10% Zinfandel Read more »

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  • Aloxe-Corton Domaine Daniel Senard 1987

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £9 from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/106820.Aloxe-Corton is an appellation created in 1938,although viticulture here goes back centuries,for red and white wines [but over 90% are red] from the commune of Aloxe-Corton and the neighbouring commune of Ladoix-Serrigny. The vineyards are located on t... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • We cooked the main dishes and brought them over to our son Tom's place.  We celebrated Thanksgiving with Sandra's parents, her older brother, our son, our daughter-in-law, the two grand kids and our daughter.  Sandra did a great job cooking and preparing the dishes and the turkey was cut up by me!  I always do my part you see.Our two wines were ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Happy Thanksgiving!


  • Happy Thanksgiving everybody!What wines are you enjoying with your celebration today? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Happy Thanksgiving!


  • Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Rose 2008

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    toasted sweetbread, yet with some layers, and nice floral nose Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Louis Latour Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2013

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    rich fruits, plums, balances with a bit of spices and oak Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


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    Forum post in the topic Need a wine for this birdie


  • Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Pinot Noir 2013

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    Very smooth, has become one of my favorites. Read More

    Wine review by mmhthg


  • Santa was generous this year wasn't he? You guys are better at this than I expected. 2/3 of you already know who your Santa was. That should make the guessing easier for the 4 still left guessing.What did you get?JD -  2011 Damilano Barolo Brunate - from FoxalllRBA - 2008 Spring Mountain Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - from vinOvinOVV ... Read More

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  • When he started Kendall-Jackson Winery thirty-two years ago, Jess Jackson's vision was that everyone should have access to a luxury bottle of wine, wherever or whoever they are. The goal was to make premium wines at accessible prices. Judging by the scope and scale of Kendall-Jackson today, we can all agree he made good on his vision. Kendall-Ja... Read More

    From the article Wine That Says "Count On Me"


  • Domaine des Lambrays Morey St Denis Grand Cru Clos des Lambrays 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


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