Carignan wines

A selection of wines made with the wonderful Carignan grape variety.

Oveja Negra make a great Carignan which shows great finesse and the wonderful flavours that can be achieved with this grape.

Carinan has it's roots firmly based in France, in particular the Languedoc Rousillon region where it enjoys great success in many blended wines. It is a difficult grape to look after and vinify and this is why you don't see many examples as a single grape style.

This grape is grown throughout the world as it is one of those varieties that produces high yields which is great for the wine maker. However it is also susceptible to the hazards of wine making such as mildew and rot.

Carignan is also one of those grape varieties that takes on different names in different countries which causes confusion for customers. In Spain for example it is known as Carineña where as in Italy it's name is Granano!

Carignan is also one of those grapes that needs to be hand harvested. This is because it grows a very thick stalk and the clusters of grapes grow very close to the trunk which causes issues with the mechanical harvesting machines. As it produces highly tannic wines with great degrees of astringency it needs to be in the hands of a great wine maker to showcase the beauty of the grape. This is one of the reasons it is mostly used in blending as it gives a deep colour and adds structure with it's high tannins.

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Carignan wines

A selection of wines made with the wonderful Carignan grape variety.

Oveja Negra make a great Carignan which shows great finesse and the wonderful flavours that can be achieved with this grape.

Carinan has it's roots firmly based in France, in particular the Languedoc Rousillon region where it enjoys great success in many blended wines. It is a difficult grape to look after and vinify and this is why you don't see many examples as a single grape style.

This grape is grown throughout the world as it is one of those varieties that produces high yields which is great for the wine maker. However it is also susceptible to the hazards of wine making such as mildew and rot.

Carignan is also one of those grape varieties that takes on different names in different countries which causes confusion for customers. In Spain for example it is known as Carineña where as in Italy it's name is Granano!

Carignan is also one of those grapes that needs to be hand harvested. This is because it grows a very thick stalk and the clusters of grapes grow very close to the trunk which causes issues with the mechanical harvesting machines. As it produces highly tannic wines with great degrees of astringency it needs to be in the hands of a great wine maker to showcase the beauty of the grape. This is one of the reasons it is mostly used in blending as it gives a deep colour and adds structure with it's high tannins.

Sort by:
Showing 1 to 5 of 5
view: per page
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Showing 1 to 5 of 5
view: per page