This Charbono was hand picked from over 60 year old vines my Uncle Charlie and Aunt Lee planted in their youth. It's a beautiful, velvety black wine with lively fruit and earthy balance; much like Uncle Charlies Bride Lee, a city girl who came to Calpella to be with her soldier and farm his family vineyards.
Share this unique limited edition wine while you recall your love story.
Charbono is a very RARE vatietal wine in the United States. There are about 70 acres of it planted in the US. Here in Calpella between us and our neighbors we have cose to 15% of those acres!
This dark rich looking wine will amaze you with its gentle yet apparant fruit flavors.
You can pair this wine with your lighter meats and salads or soup. Also can be paired with game meat as well as chicken, cheese and seafood dishes in heavy sauces. It is always enjoyed on its own too!
Douce noir - also known as Bonarda, Corbeau and Charbono - is a red Italian wine grape variety that has historically been grown in the Savoie wine region (which shifted from Italian to French control in 1860), but today is more widely planted in Argentina.
potential to age in the bottle for 10 to 20 years.