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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  • Bouchard Pere & Fils Clos Vougeot Grand Cru Cote de Nuits 2011


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Stephen hasn't shown here in awhile, but would be curious about his perspective on these bottles: Stocked with the finest classics or the newest of new wave, a full cellar is a happy cellar. Great Southern Land- Australian Classics from a Trio of CellarsDespite having fallen out of fashion, Australia has more to offer the discerning drinker than... Read More

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  • Nuits-Saint-Georges 'En la Perriere Noblot' Domaine Machard de Gramont 2015


    I bought this bottle of wine for £25 from the website Nuits-Saint-Georges is an appellation created in 1936,although there has been viticulture here since at least the Romans,for both red and white wines made of pinot noir and chardonnay respectively [though most are red] from the two communes of Nuits-Saint-Georges and P... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Once our Christmas activities at my in-laws were over (around 5 PM), we headed back home and elected to go on a walk.  We needed to deliver a bottle of wine to our favorite neighbors, the ones that we share wine dinners with periodically throughout the year with.  They had left this 2014 California Pinot Noir at our door on Christmas Eve, so it ... Read More

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  • A normal topic for christmas time that is missing this year. I have an 2009 Mont Redon CdP that I'll serve with prime rib. I'm really looking forward to it. Read More

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  • Have you noticed that wherever you are in the world, the Christmas lunch menu is set in stone? In England smoked salmon followed by a traditional turkey roast and Christmas pudding has produced broad smiles around the festive table for decades … I’m a big fan but the part that I don’t really get is when the same wines are rolled out year on year... Read More

    From the article Have a Grand Cru Christmas!

  • A very tasty Pinot Noir from Oregon last night with pizza.  It was a frozen pizza too, as Sandra was too tired to cook dinner after watching the grand kids all day at our son's town home.  This Pinot is highly recommended.Oh, yesterday was Cat Tuesday too.  The kitties were very happy to see me. Read More

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  • According to a YouGov poll, forty-one percent of Americans enjoy wine with Thanksgiving dinner. It's no wonder we spend so much time planning our drink menus. Turkey Day wines have been discussed on Snooth at length over the past ten years. Tastes have evolved to include more than just the mainstays. Traditions have been shattered, and most meal... Read More

    From the article The One and Only Wine You Need This Thanksgiving

  • EM - I thought you already turned the corner on Pinot Noir, just needing to try a few Oregon Pinot's.  Am I mistaken?We enjoyed a nice dinner at Morton's Steakhouse in Georgetown (Washington DC) last night, prior to a chamber music performance (Leila Josefowicz in Recital) at The Kennedy Center.  I selected a 2001 Grand Reserva Rioja from their ... Read More

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  • According to the Wine Institute, in 2015, over 28 million liters of wine were produced by sixty-three different wine producing countries. There are currently 195 different countries in our world, which means that a whopping one third of it is making wine. We all cherish our favorite wine countries and regions, but there are some superior wine pr... Read More

    From the article This Wine Region is Trending

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