Douce noir (also known as Bonarda, Corbeau and Charbono) is a red French wine grape variety that has been historically grown in the Savoie wine region of eastern France but today is more widely planted in the South American country of Argentina. The earliest mention of the grape dates to the early 19th century and by the end of that century it was the most widely grown red wine grape in eastern France. In the early 21st century it was discovered that the Bonarda grape which is the 2nd most widely planted red grape, after Malbec, in Argentina was not the Italian wine grape Bonarda Piemontese as originally thought but rather Douce noir.
Posts about Bonarda
  • Wines of San Juan, Argentina

    … Wines of where? Puerto Rico? Nope, these wines are from the up-and-coming province of San Juan, Argentina, and they offer a pleasant reminder of the value that lesser-known wine-producing regions around the world can deliver. They also remind us that purity can equal quality in wines. Bonarda, Tannat, Syrah, Malbec and Torrontes are some…

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  • Highway 12 Sonoma Red Blend 2012

    … wines at Whole Foods in San Mateo. Globerati makes an exclusive line of wines for the Whole Food Stores and the price for each of the five different wines is $6.99. Globerati Gascogne Blanc 2012 This is a white blend from Gascony, France. The blend of grapes is French Columbard 70% and Gros Manseng (30%), the latter of which I do think I have ever…

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  • What’s That Mendoza You’re Drinking?

    … Cruze Alta, Mendoza, 2012, Bonarda Imagine you are enjoying a red wine from the Mendoza region of Argentina. It is dense with dark fruit aromas, full bodied with grippy tannins, and a spicy finish. It must be a Malbec you think to yourself. But, it isn’t a Malbec. It is a wine from the grape, Bonarda. Judging by the name, this grape must have…

    From Vinho Verde to Barolo with Lovein Malbec- 2 readers -

    Argentinean wines are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. wine market and for good reason…they are really tasty wines and the value is unmatched. A real show stopper for the $10 market is the 2012 Graffigna Centenario Elevation Red Blend Reserve. A wonderful red blend that is so well balanced for having a five wine combo of exact, even percentages: 20% Bonarda, 20% Cabern ...

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