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Douce Noir (France)

Douce Noir is a red grape primarily grown in Savoie.

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 Douce Noir flavors, with hints of Spices, Gravel, and Smoke.

Profile

Douce Noir 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.

Douce Noir 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:

If You Like Douce Noir

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The Ideal Glass

The Bordeaux glass is perfect for medium to full bodied red wines.

It is taller than other red wine glasses, and has a slimmer bowl.

The large size of the glass allows the fruit bouquet to develop. It smooths out rough edges, plays down tannins, and allows the wines to achieve balance.

The slimmer bowl sends the wine directly to the back of the mouth for maximum taste.

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