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Carignan (France)

Carignan is most often used as a blending grape.

In Languedoc-Roussillon it is produed as a Vin de Pays ("Country wine").

Typical Flavors


Red Cherry
Cherry
Cranberry
Cranberry
Raspberry
Raspberry
Black Currant
Black
Currant

Flowers
Flowers
Herbs
Herbs
Spices
Spices
Licoricer
Licorice

Oak Added Flavors:

Oak
Oak
Vanilla
Vanilla
Nuts
Hazelnuts
Cured Meat
Cured Meat

Cherry, Red Berries, and Black Currant are typical Carignan flavors.

Hints of Flowers, Herbs and Spices.

Oak added Flavors: Vanilla, Hazelnuts. Cured Meat. Umami.

Profile

Carignan is naturally high in acidity and tannins:

BODYMedium
TANNINSMedium - High
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYMedium - High
Serving temperature:
15-16°C (59-61°F)

Food Pairing


Salami
Salami
Ham
Ham
Chicken
Chicken
Turkey
Turkey

Pork
Pork
Lamb
Lamb
Veal
Veal
Red Meat
Beef

Carignan is a food friendly table wine.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Smoked Meat.
BBQ. Chicken. Turkey. Pork. Lamb.
Beef. Veal. Roast. Grilled.

Cheese:
Medium Cheeses. Aged Gouda. Parmesan. Manchego.

About Carignan

The grape is called:

It is found as a blendig wine all around the world:

The grape prefers warm and dry climates.

About 30% of French Carignan is located in Languedoc-Roussillon, where it normally is produced as "Vin de Pays" or "Vin de France".

Carignan is also planted in Argentina. Australia. China. Chile. Croatia. Cyprus. Israel. Malta. Mexico. Morocco. South Africa. Tunisia. Turkey.

If You Like Carignan

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Garnacha (Spain)
GSM Wines (France)
Rioja Crianza (Spain)
Teroldego (Italy)

The Ideal Glass

The Bordeaux glass is perfect for medium to full bodied red wines.

It is taller than other red wine glasses, and has a slimmer bowl.

The large size of the glass allows the fruit bouquet to develop. It smooths out rough edges, plays down tannins, and allows the wines to achieve balance.

The slimmer bowl sends the wine directly to the back of the mouth for maximum taste.

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