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Carignan Wine

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Responsible for some of the most stunning old vine red wine on the planet, Carignan has an amazing capacity to survive dry, arid climates and still produce lovely, mouthwatering wine. In Spain it goes by the name of Mazuelo and while it may have originated there in the province of Aragón (with Grenache), its popularity lies elsewhere. It spread across countries that border the Mediterranean Sea, becoming ubiquitous throughout the south of France. Today it flourishes as a blending grape in the Languedoc-Roussillon and also grows in Sardinia, mainland Italy, Turkey, Cyprus, Croatia and Northern Africa. Likewise, producers in the New World—namely California and Chile—bottle excellent single-varietal Carignan wines.

Tasting Notes for Carignan

Carignan is a medium-bodied, dry red wine with dried cranberry and raspberry fruit. It can take on an attractive savory quality with alluring notes of baking spice, black tea, black licorice or earth.

Perfect Food Pairings for Carignan

Try Carignan wine with seared ahi, roasted turkey or duck, lamb gyros or chops, aged Gouda or Manchego and cured meats.

Sommelier Secrets for Carignan

Historically Carignan wine did not enjoy the respect that it does today. In the mid 20th century, Carignan covered nearly 140,000 ha in Algeria, where it was made into low quality bulk and blending wine to supply mass-market demand.

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  • TerraNoble Gran Reserva Carignan 2018  Front Label
    TerraNoble Gran Reserva Carignan 2018
    Carignan from Maule Valley, Chile
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  • Mont Gravet Carignan 2020  Front Label
    Mont Gravet Carignan 2020
    Carignan from Languedoc, South of France, France
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    • Vina Maitia Weon Carignan 2017  Front Label
      Vina Maitia Weon Carignan 2017
      Carignan from Maule Valley, Chile
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      • Cantina Mesa Carignano del Sulcis Buio 2019  Front Label
        Cantina Mesa Carignano del Sulcis Buio 2019
        Carignan from Sardinia, Italy
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      • Domaine Lafage Tessellae Carignan Vieilles Vignes 2019  Front Label
        Domaine Lafage Tessellae Carignan Vieilles Vignes 2019
        Carignan from Côtes du Roussillon, Roussillon, South of France, France
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      • Sella & Mosca Terre Rare Riserva Carignano 2014  Front Label
        Sella & Mosca Terre Rare Riserva Carignano 2014
        Carignan from Sardinia, Italy
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        • Jezreel Winery Carignan (OK Kosher) 2014  Front Label
          Jezreel Winery Carignan (OK Kosher) 2014
          Carignan from Israel
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        • Lioco Sativa Carignan 2017  Front Label
          Lioco Sativa Carignan 2017
          Carignan from Mendocino, California
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        • Terroir Al Limit Arbossar 2018  Front Label
          Terroir Al Limit Arbossar 2018
          Carignan from Priorat, Spain
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        • Terroir Al Limit Les Tosses 2017  Front Label
          Terroir Al Limit Les Tosses 2017
          Carignan from Priorat, Spain
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        • Terroir Al Limit Dits del Terra 2018  Front Label
          Terroir Al Limit Dits del Terra 2018
          Carignan from Priorat, Spain
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        • Santadi Carignano del Sulcis Riserva Rocca Rubia 2018  Front Label
          Santadi Carignano del Sulcis Riserva Rocca Rubia 2018
          Carignan from Sardinia, Italy
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