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. Domaine de la Janasse Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Terre d’Argile
    Domaine de la Janasse Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Terre d’Argile, 2016
    Rhône
    Carignan, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah

    From £18.20 per bottle

  2. Familia Nin-Ortiz Planetes de Nin
    Familia Nin-Ortiz Planetes de Nin, 2014
    Catalonia
    Carignan, Garnacha
    Rating:
    100%

    From £35.60 per bottle

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