Carignan (4 bottle(s))

Carignan

Carignan is a grape variety that originally comes from Spain, more specifically Aragon. In the 12th century, it was introduced into southern France where, on the shores of the Mediterranean, it has thrived, from both an agronomic and climatic standpoint.
It is an exclusively Mediterranean variety. In France, it is found from Nice to Perpignan and a little bit in Corsica.

Carignan is made for hot, very sunny terroirs. In addition, it withstands drought well, which makes it a natural for the Mediterranean coast, mainly the southwestern area near the Spanish border (Roussillon area).

Most of the time, wines made with Carignan have notes of spices and especially ripe fruits (namely prune), blackberry or black cherry. After ageing in oak barrels, these are accompanied by hints of toasted bread, grilled almonds or leather.

This grape variety has a high potential for acidity, and average potential for sugar content and color, especially when harvested in high yields. By controlling yield, however, we can obtain wines that are less acidic, more concentrated and thus better balanced. In this case, the tannins are softer and less herbaceous.

There is also a white mutation of Carignan, very rare and mainly found in Languedoc/Roussillon.

Nowadays winemakers can produce height quality wines out of Carignan.

4 bottle(s) ¥ 15,100 Sold Out

Included in this set

1 x Le Conte des Floris Pleine Lune 2017

A great balance between the fat and sweet and herbal aromatic of the marsanne and the acidity of the almost extinct carignan blanc.

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1 x L'Oustal Blanc VDF K15 2015

A delicious, fruity, juicy, easy drinking style carignan from the Minervois. Great Value! 

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1 x Terrasse d'Elise VDP Herault Le Pigeonnier 2015

Fresh, pure and balanced. 100% Carignan.

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1 x Roc des anges VDP des Pyrennees Orientales Carignan 1903 2013

From Carignan vines planted on schist in 1903, a mixture of force and elegance for one of the finest (and most looked after) wines from the Roussillon.

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