Carignan - Grape Variety

Carignan's origins lie in northern Spain, where it is called Mazuelo. From there it moved energetically into southern France where plantings as recently as the late noughties outstripped those of Spain by as much as nine times. However, it can be something of a challenge, to grow as well as to drink. Carignan suffers from all sorts of fungal diseases and ripens late, ergo damp, cool climates are a no-go. Even when clean and ripe the wine can be testing: high in acidity and occasionally agricultural tannin. Yet carefully made examples can be delicious.

4 wines
Old World
2005 Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial, Marques de Murrieta
Red | Still | 14%
Single Magnum
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Old World
2010 Le Soula, Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes
Red | Still | 13%
Case of 12 Bottles
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Old World
1999 L'Ermita, Alvaro Palacios
Red | Still | 14.5%
Single Bottle
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Old World
2005 Lo Givot, Celler Del Pont
Red | Still | 14%
Case of 6 Bottles
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