Kukkula Wines
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Kukkula noir nv


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

2018 Noir
2014 noir
2015 noir
2016 noir

A blend of 86% Syrah and 14% Counoise, the 2018 Noir is scent­ed of blue­ber­ry, boy­sen­ber­ry, dark iron and vio­let. The medi­um-bod­ied palate is sup­ple and seam­less with loads of amaro-like accents fan­ning across the long fin­ish. 95 pts

Erin Brooks/​Wine Advocate

— Erin Brooks, Wine Advocate December 2022

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.