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. Château Musar Red
    Château Musar Red, 2013
    Beqaa Valley
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Cinsault
    Delivery end August 2020

    From £173.40 per case

  2. Agricola Punica Montessu
    Agricola Punica Montessu, 2017
    Sardinia
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Merlot, Syrah

    From £18.50 per bottle

  3. Agricola Punica Barrua
    Agricola Punica Barrua, 2015
    Sardinia
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Merlot

    From £34.30 per bottle

  4. Terroir Al Limit Torroja Vi de Vila Priorat
    Terroir Al Limit Torroja Vi de Vila Priorat, 2016
    Catalonia
    Carignan, Garnacha

    From £35.00 per bottle

  5. Familia Nin-Ortiz Planetes de Nin
    Familia Nin-Ortiz Planetes de Nin, 2015
    Catalonia
    Carignan, Garnacha

    From £37.90 per bottle

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