Grand Noir de la Calmette


Grand Noir de la Calmette is a red wine hybrid grape created by Henri Bouschet as a cross between Aramon and Petit Bouschet. The grape was named after the breeding station it was developed at, Domaine de la Calmette. The grape acts as a teinturier in adding color to wines that it is blended into but is paler than other choices such as Alicante Bouschet. The vine tends to bud late and has a high productivity but with some susceptibility to powdery mildew.