Common synonyms: Carinena, Carignano, Mazuelo

Parentage of the grape: indigenous to Aragon, Spain
History of the grape: The grape has been traced as far back as the 3rd century in the Aragon province in Spain. The Aragon region of Carinena was originally named for the once-prolific regional grape, though Garnacha (or Grenache) has since gained precedence. As Mazuelo, it is one of the main blending grapes of Rioja and as Carinena in Priorat blends. From Spain it made its way to Algeria and was introduced into the Languedoc region of France some time in the 12th century. It's also mainly a blending grape there, most often with Cinsault, Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. In the 20th century, it found its way to places like Chile, the US and Israel, where growing conditions allow for more single varietal releases with concentrated flavors. 
Characteristics of the grape: deep, dark, rich, strong tannins, mineral, blueberry, blackberry, boysenberry Read more »

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  • We run The MN Wine Club, we host 25 free events a year.Our calendar can be found at www.TheMNWineClub.comWe are also on FB & Twitter,Come join us!Dennis & Ellen Read More

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  • Urban Carignan 2013


    Pleasing medium-to-big bodied red. Notes of blueberry and a little sweetness in the nose. Nicely balanced. We had this with pasta and it went very well. You could also pair this with roasted meats or fowl. Read More

    Wine review by ncmathsadist

  • Montsant "Sola Fred". Celler El Masroig Carignan Spain Montsant Celler El Masroig 2009


    The Solà Fred 2009 has the color of tawny light red. There is a sharpness on the nose with peppery kick. It has intense aromas of sweet cherries and overripe fruit. On the palate the taste is immediately milder and sweeter than I expected, however it rounds out very nicely into a slightly fuller bodied wine. There is bit of sweet linger with... Read More

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  • Tokaj, Maule, Yarra and Georgia. They may not sound like much now, but a ... ... a treasure trove of old carignan and pais vines,” she said. “Though the majority of Maule's 36 million liters of wine … are Chile's mainstays, cabernet and suvignon blanc, these old vines offer something truly special.”"Tokaj - Hegyalja-06". Licensed under CC BY-... Read More

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  • I would take up the challenge, but it is so easy to poke holes in a simple ... ... of the area, grenache and carignan, as they share a common history before there was an arbitrary separation into two appellations.  Yet the wines are very different, although sharing the fruit aromas varietal to the two grapes.People say you can taste the minera... Read More

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  • Domaine des 2 Anes Fontanilles Corbieres 2011


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  • The next time you visit Barcelona, Spain, get yourself into the mountainous ... are Garnacha (Grenache) and Carignan (known locally as Samso) but in the 1980’s the heavy addition of French oak barrel-aged Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah resulted in big, fruity, in-ya-face, spicy wines that were then the popular ‘international’ face of Pri... Read More

    From the article Ride the Roller Coaster Vines: Priorat to Montsant

  • What began as a simple move to promote their wine in an emerging market ... ... 2009 is a “blend of carignan, garnacha, cabernet sauvignon and shiraz grapes.” The competition's 14-member judging panel awarded the wine 97 points out of 100.  Photo Credit: Marco Abella Wine Read More

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  • Ives, the Cline/Chili party sounds pretty good to me.  Have fun.OT, ... ... Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Carignan.  Again, though, I suspect that it would be hard to find different varietal bottlings by Lytton Estate from the same vintage year.&nbs Read More

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  • Domaine Bila-Haut Cotes du Roussillon Villages 2011


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