Carignan

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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  • Mas Haut-Buis "Les Carlines" Coteaux du Languedoc Rouge 2007

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    Cassis, cedar, cigar box & slight vanilla on the nose. Medium bodied but ... ... (Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Carigna Read More

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  • Hi guys, Surfing around I found this great wine site. As a latina, born in Chile, I would say I got carmenere running in my veins, hehe, but I do enjoy wines from all over the world. When I studied in California I remember tasting fabulous wines and living close to the Mediterranean does have advantages. Anyhow, I didn't find many comments about... Read More

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  • Our Daily Red Red Blend California 2010

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    One of the most refreshing glasses of wine I've ever had. Perfect for a warm summer evening. Read More

    Wine review by michaelredman


  • Any help would be appreciated here.I have a buddy that's really into cigars and I've been partaking from time to time. It's been fun but I've never tried to put a wine in front of someone smoking a cigar. Now that everyone knows I'm the "Wine Guy" I've been asked to supply next weeks smoking event with some wines. YIKES.I don't know where to s... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine and Cigars???


  • Château Carignan Red Bordeaux Blend Premières Côtes de Bordeaux Prima 2005

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    Wine review by eykf


  • Heron Terra Alta Sexto 2006

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    Full-bodied and dry. Cherry, sweet, smokey vanilla and cranberry on the nose. ... the label: "Garnacha 33%, Carignan 30%, Tempranillo 20%, Lledoner Pelut Noir 6%, Cabernet Sauvignon 6%, Syrah 5% 'Sexto' means 'Sixth' in Spanish. It was the sixth grae I added - the obscure Lledoner Pelut Noi - that made all the difference. Sexto captures t... Read More

    Wine review by atonalprime


  • Clos de Noi Negre Samso Carignan

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    Wine review by naessean


  • Fairview Goats Do Roam South Africa 2007

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    An inspired label that could have backfired if the wine was too far from its inspiration. Whew, it works. An earthy nose, cherry fruit and bacon notes, a little smoky, light mouthfeel and good acid. Read More

    Wine review by Lindy Hemsley


  • Acústic Cellar Montsant Acústic 2006

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    Wine review by kbjaco


  • Agapê 2002

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    Wine review by anthony1


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