Wines Carignan

The Carignan Grape

The best wine from Carignan comes from old vines, where restricted yields give enough ripe fruit to balance the naturally high tannins and acidity. As an ingredient in blends, Carignan adds structure and body but takes softness and aromas from other grapes, the resulting wines of which can be consumed much younger. Carignan ripens late so needs a warm climate; it is prone to mildew and requires hand picking as its stalks are particularly tough.

Originally from Aragon, Spain, this grape dominates the south of France, particularly the Languedoc. Carignan, locally known as Mazuelo, is also an important ingredient of Rioja.

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  1. Celler Alimara Pinzellada Negre
    Celler Alimara Pinzellada Negre, 2016
    Catalonia
    Carignan, Grenache

    From £13.50 per bottle

  2. Ridge Lytton Springs
    Ridge Lytton Springs, 2018
    California
    Carignan, Mataro, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel
    Delivery November 2020

    From £360.00 per case

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