- Color: dark ruby
- Body: light
- Smell: tart currant, cherry
- Acidity: middle to bright
- Taste: dry light tannins, cherry
Terret noir is a dark-skinned French wine grape variety grown primarily in the Rhône valley region of France. It is a mutation of the old Vitis vinifera vine Terret. It is a permitted blending grape for Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Like the related Terret gris and Terret blanc, the vine tends to bud late and grow vigorously. Terret noir produces a light color wine that is perfumed and tart.
This grape and wine is from further south than the Rhone. It is from Languedoc, which can have great wines like the Minervois and Corbiere, but when we visited tasting rooms in the Rousellon most of the wine was very sweet. Coteau de Pierrevert, allows some of this grape, along with those in CdP. We have loved Pierrevert when we could find it.
From the Garagiste:
2020 Ampelhus “Terret Noir” 750ml (Languedoc) · $26.70