Native Son 2018
Charbono or, as ampelographers (those who study grape morphology and varietal characterization) call it, Douce Noire was one of the most widespread red varieties of Savoie until the 19th century. It is famous for producing a deeply colored wine, which caused many to think it was Dolcetto from Italy, but DNA analysis has shown it to hail from France. This late-ripening varietal traditionally was used for blending due to its color, but we prefer to have Charbono express its individuality.
This wine’s color is out of this world! It has been described as electric Kool-Aid purple. The bright color that Charbono loves to give, leads you into the high-toned fruit flavors. Next comes an intense hit of earthy spice and forest floor. Charbono’s mid-palate is not to be missed. It is supple and leads into minerality and integrated tannins.
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