Kukkula Wines
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Kukkula noir nv


noir is most­ly Syrah, with small amounts of Petite Sir­ah and Counoise.

2018 Noir

The Syrah-dom­i­nat­ed 2018 Noir, which includes 14% Counoise, has a com­plex, lay­ered, medi­um to full-bod­ied style offer­ing loads of pep­pery herbs, Asian spice, bacon fat, and assort­ed red and black fruits. Brought up in a mix of 225- and 500-liter bar­rels, drink this seam­less, unde­ni­ably deli­cious red over the com­ing 7 – 8 years. 93 pts

Jeb Dun­nuck

— Jeb Dunnuck September 2021

Technical Details

  • Vintage 2018
  • PH 3.79
  • TA .65
  • Alcohol 15.9%
  • Production 204 cases

French for dark, black, with­out light”

We had been asked for a num­ber of years by our fol­low­ers if we would make, at some point in the future, a blend called in the black”, because of our oth­er blend, in the red”. So, when we start­ed to make a small prof­it for the first time, we fig­ured why not. But instead of doing that, exact­ly, we decid­ed it would be more fun to call it noir. More sub­tle, and an apt descrip­tive for how dark it feels.