Three of our Big Creek Wines are crafted from the Noiret grape – Strolling Jim, Red Iron Red and Iron Horse (which also includes Chambourcin grapes).

Here are some key characteristics of the Noiret grape:

  1. Flavor Profile: The Noiret grape, a red grape, is known for producing wines with a distinctive flavor profile. The wines made from Noiret grapes often exhibit notes of black pepper, dark fruit and green bell pepper. The presence of spicy and peppery elements is a notable characteristic.
  2. Acidity: Noiret wines tend to have moderate to high acidity, contributing to their freshness and ability to pair well with a variety of foods.
  3. Tannins: The grape has moderate tannins, providing structure to the wines. The tannins are typically smooth and contribute to the overall balance of the wine.
  4. Color: Noiret wines usually have a deep, dark red color, reflecting the intensity of the pigments in the grape skins.
  5. Suitability for Cool Climates: One of the reasons for the development of Noiret was to create a grape variety that could thrive in cooler climates.
  6. Wine Production: Noiret is primarily used for red wine production. Winemakers appreciate its unique flavor profile and the fact that it can stand out in blends or as a varietal wine.
  7. Regional Availability: Noiret is a hybrid grape primarily grown in the United States and was released in 2006, having been developed by the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York. It is now available across the country.

We invite you to come by any of our locations and taste our wines with the distinctive flavor the Noiret grape gives.

Wine label Iron Horse Red

Menu Suggestions for Paring Strolling Jim, Red Iron Red and Iron Horse