A mid-season red wine grape, Noiret is a crossbetween NY65.0467.08 (NY33277 x ‘Chancellor’) and ‘Steuben'. The vines are moderately winter hardy and moderately resistant to powdery mildew and Botrytis bunch rot.
The distinctive red wine is richly colored and has notes of green and black pepper along with raspberry, blackberry, and some mint aromas. A major distinguishing characteristic of this selection is the fine tannin structure that is complete from the front of the mouth to the back. The tannin structure and the absence of any hybrid aromas strongly distinguish this selection from other red hybrid grapes. We sometimes blend it with other reds such as Foch or Cabernet Franc.
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