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Its fruit-forward red fruit and baking spice flavors, along with subtle notes of umami, make it the perfect food wine.
Carignan (“care-in-yen”) is a medium-bodied red wine that grows mostly in Southern France. Besides France, Carignan is found in Northern Spain where it’s commonly called Cariñena or Mazuelo and it also grows in Sardinia (Italy) where it’s labeled as Carignano del Sulcis.
If you love the lighter-styled wines of Zinfandel, Merlot or perhaps aCôtes du Rhône blend, then Carignan should be on your radar. Since Carignan vines are naturally so productive, you’ll notice that the best Carignan wines tends to come from old vines (vieilles vignes) where the productivity of this grape is low. Wines will burst with fruit and taste rich and smooth with muchlighter tannins(bitterness) than Cabernet.