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Wine By Grape Variety | Carignan

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Carignan, is a red wine grape variety that is of Spanish origin, from around the town of Carineña west of Priorat in the province of Aragon. Carignan, also known as Carginano in Italy and Cariñena or Mazeulo in Spain, is one of the most widely-planted red grapes in France.

Carignan buds and ripens quite late, so it is resistent to spring frosts but does require a long ripening season and warm climate. Consequently, the grape is widely used in Languedoc-Rousillon (Cotes du Roussillon, Corbières, Saint Chinian) and it is also grown in Provence.

Carignan is useful for adding intense colour, acidity, and fleshy tannins to the Southern French blends of Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault. There are a few select growers that have managed to produce interesting, distinctive wines from this grape by carefully limiting the vine vigour and the yields.

Old Carignan vines (over 50 years) on a combination of low yields and suitable terroir can produce magnificently concentrated and characterful wine. The best expressions can be found in the Priorat region of Spain.


Domaine Le Grand Cros Rosé 2020

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Agripunica Montessu Isola dei Nuraghi IGT 2018

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Domaine Tempier Bandol 'Pour Lulu' Cuvée Classique 2017

Emblazoned with the ultra-collectible “Pour Lulu” label this is magnificent Mourvèdre... Read More...

RAR Vins Singulars Essència 2018

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Agripunica Barrua Isola dei Nuraghi IGT 2016

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Álvaro Palacios Camins del Priorat 2019

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Award winning red wine blend from Álvaro Palacios that often sells out on release... Read More...

Swartland Winery Winemakers Collection Granite Rock Red 2019

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Swartland Winery's Winemaker's Collection is an expression of Swartland's finest terroir. The wines... Read More...

Domaine La Rouviole Cuvée Classique Minervois 2016

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A smooth, beautifully balanced organic red from the south of France Read More...

Terroir Sense Fronteres Negre de Montsant 2018

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From the stable of trailblazing Priorat producer Dominik Huber, an utterly delicious Montsant red!... Read More...

Château Maris La Touge 2018

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Raspberry and plum fruits are joined by hints of cracked pepper in this silky red wine... Read More...
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De Martino Vigno Old Vine Carignan 2016

A complex wine with great ageing potential that shows all the promise of the Carignan grape... Read More...

Caliterra DSTNTO 2018

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A unique red blend & Chile's first wine produced soley by carbonic maceration... Read More...

Les Vignes de Bila-Haut Rouge Côtes du Roussillon Villages 2018

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Chapoutier's Le Roussillon rouge offers terrific value for money... Read More...

Domaine de Cigalus 'Cigalus' Rouge 2018

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An intense, complex multi-blend red wine. Smooth & warm with a velvety mouthfeel... Read More...

Domaine of the Bee Côtes du Roussillon Villages 2017

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Álvaro Palacios Les Terrasses Velles Vinyes 2018

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Ridge Vineyards Geyserville 2018

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Morandé Adventure VIGNO Carignan 2016

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Agripunica Barrua Isola dei Nuraghi IGT | Magnum (150cl)

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Caliterra Edición Limitada 'M' 2016

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A wonderful, rich Mediterranean inspired blend of Syrah, Carignan, Grenache & Marsanne... Read More...

Le Soula Rouge 2014

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A truly world class red made adopting biodynamic principles, vinified simply & bottle unfined... Read More...

Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs 2018

Vibrant in its youth this full, rich Zinfandel will age beautifully for 10+ years... Read More...

Undurraga Altazor 2015

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Gérard Bertrand Clos d'Ora Minervois La Livinière 2016

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Rall Wines Red 2017

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A beautifully textured mediterranean red wine blend with great ageing potential... Read More...

Domaine Gourt de Mautens IGP Vaucluse Rouge 2011

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Organic and Biodynamic IGP Vaucluse Red of the very highest order... Read More...

Brash Higgins MCC Mataro / Cinsault / Carignan 2018

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