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Corbeau (France)

Corbeau is a red grape from Savoie in the French alps.

Typical Flavors


Cherry
Black
Cherry
Plum
Plum
Fig
Fig
Gravel
Gravel

Oak Added Flavors:

Oak
Oak
Cinnamon
Cinnamon
Tobacco
Tobacco
Smoke
Smoke

Cherry, Plum, and Fig are typical Corbeau flavors, with hints of Spices, Gravel, and Smoke.

Profile

Corbeau tends to be fruity, medium-bodied, with high acidity and low tannins:

BODYMedium
TANNINSMedium - Low
FRUITMedium - High
ACIDITYMedium - High
Serving temperature:
15-16°C (59-61°F)

Food Pairing


Ham
Ham
Salami
Salami
Tuna
Tuna
Spaghetti
Spaghetti

Pizza
Pizza
Hamburger
Bacon Burger
Taco
Taco
Wrap
Wrap

Chicken
Chicken
Pork
Pork
Lamb
Lamb
Veal
Veal

Red wines with high acidity and low tannins are always food friendly.

Corbeau goes well with most meat dishes and is also light enough to pair with chicken and fish dishes.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Cured Meat. Smoked Ham. Salami.
Fat Fish. Tuna. BBQ Salmon.
Rich Sausages and Soups.
Tomato Based Dishes.
Roasted Chicken. Lamb. Pork.

Cheese:
Soft Cheese. Mild Cheese.
Goat Cheese. Feta. Robiola.

Italian Specialities:
Pizza.
Lasagna.
Pasta Carbonara.

US Specialities:
Hot Dog.
Wrap. Taco.
Hamburger. Bacon Burger.

Argentinian Specialities:
Empanadas (Filled Pastry).
Curried Potatoes.
Morcilla (Blood Sausage).
Tacos al Pastor (Spit-Grilled Pork).
Mole Sauce (Fruit, Chili, Pepper, Cinnamon, Cumin).

About Bonarda / Charbono

The Bonarda grape has a complicated travelling history, that started in the Italian / French alps.

The grape is an Italian variety historically grown in the Italian Savoie region (that shifted to France in 1860).

Today, only a few hectares are planted in the French Savoie and Jura wine regions.

In Argentina, it is the second most planted red grape variety (after Malbec), but most often used to produce fruity, low tannin, medium-bodied table wines.

It is called:

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The Ideal Glass

The Burgundy glass is perfect for a light and fruity red wine.

The glass is broader than other red wine glasses.

The larger bowl has the function of accumulating the aromas of delicate red wines. It also allows a proper swirling, channeling aromas upward.

In addition, the style of the glass directs the wine to the tip of your tongue for a better reception of the tastes.

Savoie Wine Region

Savoie is a wine region in the French alps, south of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman).

Altesse (aka Roussette) produces the finest white wines in Savoie, while Jacquère is the most planted grape. These are the appellations in Savoie:

  • Vin de Savoie AOP
    White, red, rosé, and sparkling wines (mostly white), made from grape varieties Jacquère (50%), Altesse, Chasselas, Verdesse, Chardonnay, and Roussanne.
  • Rousette de Savoie AOP
    White wines made from Altesse grapes.
  • Seysell AOP
    Dry white and sparkling wines.
  • Crémant de Savoie AOP
    Sparkling wines made in the traditional Méthode Champenoise.

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