Les vins des coteaux alpins \ Grape varieties
Corbeau (Douce noire)
Before the phylloxera crisis, Douce noire one met in a region between Vallée de la Saône and Isere, on the banks of the Rhone river from the exit of Switzerland to the junction with the Isere. In Savoy, it represented a very important area and was very often associated with Persian and Mondeuse noire to minimize the acidity and relax their tannins. It could also be found in Côte d'or, Yonne, Charentes, Dordogne, Lot et Garonne. Today, it is almost no more multiplied even though it was listed since 2008 in the Official Catalogue of vine varieties under the name Corbeau. Douce noire has long been confused with Italian Dolcetto nero.
This variety gives a soft wine, lively, with harmonious tannins, slightly alcoholic, ideal to produce a young wine. Part of the grape varieties Vins des Allobroges.
Aromas of red berries, elderberries, violet, ...