Responsible for some of the most stunning old vine red wine on the planet ...
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 growns 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.
In the Glass
This is a medium-bodied 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.
Try Carignan with seared ahi, roasted turkey or duck, lamb gyros or chops, aged Gouda or Manchego and cured meats.
Historically Carignan 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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Morande Edicion Limitada Carignan 2008Carignan from Maule Valley, Chile
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Cline Ancient Vines Carignane 2008Carignan from California
Ridge Buchignani Ranch Carignane 2008Carignan from Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
Artezin Evangelho Vineyard Carignan 2008Carignan from Central Coast, California
Cantine Sardus Pater Carignano del Sulcis Is Arenas Riserva 2008Carignan from Sardinia, Italy
Santa Carolina Specialties Dry Farming Carignan 2008Carignan from Maule Valley, Chile
Cantine Sardus Pater Carignano del Sulcis Arruga Superiore 2008Carignan from Sardinia, Italy
Morande Edicion Limitada Olvidado del Carignan 2008Carignan from Maule Valley, Chile
Cantine Sardus Pater Carignano del Sulcis Is Solus 2008Carignan from Sardinia, Italy
Cantine Sardus Pater Carignano del Sulcis Kanai Riserva 2008Carignan from Sardinia, Italy
Parkmon Vineyards Ancient Vines Carignane 2008Carignan from Central Coast, California